Two Jewish leaders, Malcolm Hoenlein (Vice Chair of the @Conf_of_Pres) & Jason Guberman (Exec Dir of @AmericanSephard), who have worked closely with the Kingdom of Morocco & the Moroccan Jewish community, issued the following statement on Morocco's groundbreaking new curriculum:
The Kingdom of Morocco’s recently released school curriculum is the latest assertive action by His Majesty King Mohammed VI to perpetuate the Judeo-Moroccan legacy as an integral part of the Moroccan identity. The inclusion in the Arabic-language primary school curriculum of
Moroccan Jewish history & culture, encapsulated in the city of Essaouira & the Royal inauguration of Bayt Dakira, represents the King’s enduring commitment to recognizing a pluralist past & assuring continuation in the future. At the core of this effort is enhancing understanding
& fostering the connection between Muslims & Jews. Anti-Semitism, as His Majesty wisely wrote to the United Nations, is not exclusively a problem for the Jewish people. Rather, anti-Semitism represents the sickness of a society racked by “failure, inadequacy, & [an] inability to
coexist.” Ensuring Moroccan students learn about the totality of their proud history of tolerance, including Morocco’s philo-Semitism, is an inoculation against extremism. Tellingly, the curriculum was released without outside prompting or fanfare in the Western press,
a testament to this development being a genuine expression of Moroccan values. We hope other countries take note & emulate the Kingdom’s exceptional example
@Mhoenlein1/@Mhoenlein1 @morocco_usa @Morocco_UN @USEmbMorocco @USEAntiSemitism @IRF_Ambassador @UNagainstPG @Marocdiplo_EN

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