“Those are really the challenges that extremists and those who promote hate presented both the United States to Morocco and really to the world community. These are global issues. And the MOU, again, is groundbreaking in the sense that we really confront these issues head-on,” she said.
Cohanim explained the origins of Mimouna: “They were a group of college students, Moroccan Muslim students, who organically were interested in the history of Jews in Morocco. And so these students got together and they started to just study the very long history of Moroccan Jewry, which actually dates back to antiquity. And they went on to then gain interest in Holocaust issues and created the very first Arabic language Holocaust curriculum.”
“The Abraham Accords is almost like a reconciliation of history,” she said, adding that it’s “incredible to watch that there are new Jewish communities being built and new synagogues being built. And so, I’m very hopeful for a brighter future for this [Middle East] region.”
Trump Receives Highest Award From Morocco for Middle East Peace WorksPresident Donald Trump on Friday received Morocco’s highest award for his work in advancing a normalization deal between Israel and Morocco, a senior administration official told Reuters.
In a private Oval Office ceremony, Princess Lalla Joumala Alaoui gave Trump the Order of Muhammad, an award given only to heads of state. It was a gift from Morocco’s King Mohammed VI.
White House senior adviser Jared Kushner and Middle East envoy Avi Berkowitz received other awards for their work on the Israel-Morocco deal, which was reached in December.
The United States in the last five months helped broker deals between Israel, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Sudan, and Morocco. The agreements are aimed at normalizing relations and opening economic ties.