Morocco recognises Judaism as component of culture

Acting on ‘royal instruction’ from King Mohammed VI, the Moroccan interior minister proposes reorganization of the country’s Jewish community groups, The Times of Israel reports. This is the latest development in an official policy to promote Judaism as part of Moroccan culture. In 2011, the Hebraic component was acknowledged in the Constitution:

Mohammed VI on a visit to a synagogue

RABAT, Morocco — Morocco’s King Mohammed VI has authorized a reorganization of the country’s Jewish community, a “component” of national culture in the North African country, according to the royal palace.

The measures were presented to a council of ministers meeting attended on Wednesday by the country’s monarch and crown prince, at Rabat’s royal palace.

Acting on “royal instruction,” Interior Minister Abdelouafi Laftit proposed the establishment of new representative bodies, acknowledging the Jewish tradition as “a component of the rich Moroccan culture,” according to the official news agency MAP.

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