Morocco has a long history of religious diversity and tolerance. Freedom of worship is guaranteed by Morocco’s Constitution, and in contrast to other parts of North Africa or even Europe, Morocco is internationally recognized for peaceful coexistence among the country’s Muslims, Jews, and Christians.

Morocco protected its Jewish citizens from anti-Semitic laws during World War II, and in 2009, King Mohammed became the first Arab leader to denounce the Holocaust, calling it “one of the most tragic chapters of modern history.” Morocco has a vibrant Jewish community, with thriving synagogues and schools. Members of the Jewish community have played and continue to play key roles in Moroccan political life, such as serving as a senior royal advisor, an ambassador-at-large, and parliamentary candidates.


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