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Who says Morocco never persecuted its Jews?

 

January 1, 2021



(JNS) — The news that Israel and Morocco are about to “normalize” their relations has been met with jubilation in Israel — and in the Moroccan diaspora. The first direct flight has taken off for Rabat from Tel Aviv, and liaison offices will be opened in both countries, to be upgraded to embassies in due course.

A wave of nostalgic affection has swept over Jews born in Morocco. “There’s a special place in my heart for Morocco,” gushes Casablanca-born columnist David Suissa, president of Tribe Media/Jewish Journal, who now lives in California.

On the diplomatic front, the...



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