The American Jewish Committee (AJC) expresses its solidarity and kinship with Morocco, an enduring result of the two-millennia-old presence of the Moroccan Jewish community:
An AJC leadership delegation, in meetings with senior Moroccan officials, hailed the kingdom’s economic and political progress and its critical security partnership with the United States.
AJC, which has engaged the Moroccan government and civil society for decades, conveyed messages of support for the efforts of His Majesty King Mohammed VI to combat Islamist extremism and advance regional peace and prosperity. The global organization’s leaders explored a range of issues with Prime Minister Abdelilah Benkirane and other officials.
“In an era of turmoil across the Arab world, Morocco, an exemplar and defender of moderation, plays an increasingly vital role,” said Jason Isaacson, AJC Associate Executive Director for Policy, who joined Board of Governors Chairman Richard Berkman, Board of Trustees Chairman John Shapiro, and Project Interchange Chair Harriet Schleifer in leading the 12-member delegation.
AJC reaffirmed its support for Morocco’s security, bolstered by enhanced strategic cooperation with the United States and participation in the anti-ISIS coalition, and for the territorial integrity of the historic kingdom, including its sovereignty with local autonomy in the Western Sahara region…[Full Story]