American Jews, Moroccan Muslims sign MoU to highlight diversity

The videos will be made available in both English and Arabic, and will hihglight the diversity and commonalities between Jews and Arabs.

First-ever El Al flight to Morocco about to take off from TLV (photo credit: SIVAN FARAJ)
First-ever El Al flight to Morocco about to take off from TLV
(photo credit: SIVAN FARAJ)
The American Jewish Committee's (AJC) young professionals network ACCESS signed an MoU with the Mimouna Association, an organization of young Moroccan Muslim leaders, on Tuesday to foster relations between young Americans, Israelis and Moroccans. The move comes after Israel and Morocco decided to normalize ties last month.
The cooperation will center on the importance of Jewish heritage to Moroccan identity and culture. The two will hold virtual conferences on Jewish heritage in addition to regional cooperative initiatives.
The videos will be made available in both English and Arabic, and will highlight the diversity and commonalities between Jews and Arabs.
AJC delegations have frequented, and have held numerous conferences with the Mimouna Association in Morocco in recent years.
The AJC also holds an international association agreement with the Communauté Israélite du Maroc, which stands as the umbrella body for Moroccan Jewry, and works closely with the Secretary-General Amb. Serge Berdugo.
"Two thousand, five hundred years of Jewish history in Morocco has created unique ties between Morocco and the Jewish people," said Mimouna Association President Elmehdi Boudra. "AJC has been a committed partner of ours for many years. Together we are looking forward to strengthening the natural bonds between our communities and enriching the new period of engagement between Israel and Morocco."