Sunday, April 12, 2015
Hoopa Hetzroni! Mimouna forgives you
The last person you might expect to see at a Mimouna celebration in Israel is Professor Amir Hetzroni. The same Hetzroni who just a couple of weeks ago created a national scandal when he was thrown off a TV studio for insulting his Moroccan interlocutor.
Miss Buzaglo and her family should never have been allowed into Israel, he ranted. The country should have been more selective with whom it admitted in the 50s and 60s. The Buzaglos should have rotted in Morocco.
Pinch yourself awake and rub your eyes! This video clip has not been photoshopped. It shows the professor, not only being applauded by the Moroccans he despises, but cheered and carried on their shoulders like a football hero.
Let bygones be bygones. Such is the power to reconcile former enemies of the Mimouna, the celebration which concludes the Passover week.
Update: here is the full TV report of Hetzroni's Mimouna experience. We think he enjoyed it....