Chief Rabbi of Denmark commends Morocco’s religious coexistence culture

The Chief Rabbi of Denmark, Jair Melchoir, emphasised the importance of coexistence between Jewish community and Muslims in Morocco.

In a statement to Moroccan state media, Rabbi Melchior stated that Morocco’s decision to restore relations with Israel falls within the Kingdom’s well-documented coexistence approach.

He also expressed confidence that hope will “contribute to overcoming decades of hatred and suspicion between Israel and the Arab countries.”

The remarks followed Morocco’s decision to re-establish full diplomatic relations with Israel on December 10, 2020.

Under the announcement, Morocco will reopen liaison offices with Israel and will cooperate with Tel Aviv in several sectors. The areas of cooperation include agriculture, civil aviation, and trade.

Rabbi Melchior also recalled a conversation he had with Morocco’s ambassador to Copenhagen, Khadija Rousissi, on the status of the Jewish community in Denmark.

He described his conversation with the Moroccan ambassador as a “wonderful lengthy talk.”

“Every person regardless of his whereabouts, origin, or religion, should enjoy freedom, security, and tolerance,” he added.


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