Thursday, January 21, 2021

US and Moroccan NGO sign anti-antisemitism MOU

Update: Israel and Morocco sign an agreement for direct flights (Jerusalem Post)

The United States and a Moroccan NGO signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) on Friday to combat all forms of anti-Semitism. Mimouna has been active in promoting Muslim-Jewish understanding.


Elan Carr, the U.S. State Department’s Office of the Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism, and El Mehdi Boudra, president of the Morocco-based Association Mimouna, signing an MOU to combat anti-Semitism on Jan. 18, 2021. (Twitter/Elan Carr.) 

 The MOU was signed by Elan Carr, who leads the U.S. State Department’s Office of the Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism, and El Mehdi Boudra, president of the Morocco-based Association Mimouna, which has never received financial assistance from the Moroccan government. 

 The Memorandum of Understanding states the United States and Mimouna “intend to work together to share and promote best practices for combating all forms of anti-Semitism, including anti-Zionism and the delegitimization of the State of Israel” and “for combating other kinds of intolerance and hatred, including Islamophobia.”

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