Deborah Lipstadt, the US Particular Envoy for Monitoring and Combating Anti-Semitism, hosted a gaggle of Moroccan Jewish leaders on Monday night on the dwelling of the US Consul Normal in Casablanca.
Throughout this assembly, the US envoy met with quite a few Moroccan civic leaders and activists within the presence of the US Consul Normal in Casablanca.
Lipstadt indicated that her go to to the dominion was to debate the scenario of the Jews in mild of the management that Morocco is searching for within the struggle towards anti-Semitism.
The American ambassador famous that the Jewish group in Morocco has an extended historical past and is linked with the historical past of the Kingdom, noting that its place in Moroccan society is essential.
The identical spokeswoman added that there are few Jews and few Jewish cemeteries, and this is because of globalization, attributable to which the Jewish group has unfold all over the world, just like the Moroccan group in different international locations.
The US Particular Envoy for Monitoring and Combating Anti-Semitism careworn that the place of the Jewish group is necessary, and the proof of that is, she provides, “what the Moroccan structure supplies for, referring to Hebrew as a part, and that is an distinctive case.” .”
For his half, US Consul Normal in Casablanca Lawrence Randolph expressed his pleasure in organizing this assembly, stressing that it was “a chance to emphasise that Morocco is a mannequin on the world degree when it comes to interfaith dialogue.”
And the identical speaker added that this occasion supplies a chance for dialogue and dialogue with Jews and Muslims on this necessary subject.
The consul additionally defined that “this assembly can be an event to emphasise that Morocco is a mannequin for the area and the world, as residents coexist with it, regardless of totally different religions.”
The American official took the chance to not discuss concerning the historic and enduring relationship between the 2 international locations, seeing it as an event to debate and make clear these points, along with addressing the variations between Jews and Muslims and their acceptance of one another. with none collision.
The US Consul expressed his assist for initiatives that promote dialogue and trade of expertise, calling on numerous our bodies and contributors to take part within the success of those discussions.
The go to is a part of a tour by a college professor beforehand introduced by the US State Division, noting that Lipstadt will journey to South Africa and Morocco from November 6 to 18, the place he’ll meet with native Jewish communities, authorities officers and civil society representatives.