Wednesday 22 April 2020, 7:30 pm. The exodus from Morocco after Israel was established was not as dramatic as from other Arab countries. Nonetheless only one percent of the Jewish population remains there today. Lyn Julius will give some historical background, touch on the impact of colonial French influence and examine the myths surrounding the wartime king: did he save the Jews from the Nazis? She will then discuss the run-up to Moroccan independence, the emigration ban and how the Jews have become central to Morocco’s foreign policy and PR strategy. For online login details, email firstname.lastname@example.org. Recording here.
This is the first in a two-part series on Morocco. In the second talk on 13 May Michelle Huberman will talk about the four weeks she spent in Fez over Ramadan.