By Ahlam Ben Saga
By Ahlam Ben Saga
Rabat- Israel will reveal archived documents pertaining to the discrimination practised by Israeli state against Moroccan Jews who immigrated to Israel in the 1950s.
The silent suffering of Moroccan Jewish immigrants in 1950s Israel will soon be made known to the public after years of cover-up at the hands of Zionists, reported Israeli news press Haaretz.
On Tuesday, March 20, Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked announced the Israeli government’s decision to post online documented evidence of discrimination practised against the Moroccan-Jewish communities.
In the 1950s, the early days of the Israeli state, a large number of Jewish people who lived in Morocco immigrated to Israel.
According to previous statements made by some Moroccan Jews to Haaretz, the Jewish- Moroccan community was stereotyped, discriminated and “robbed of their Arab-Mizrahi culture and Arab identity.”
Inspired by the TV documentary film by David Deri recounting racism Moroccan immigrants suffered from the Israeli state at that time, the Israeli government has made it a point to show the documents to the world.
After some of the data of the archived documents were revealed in the TV documentary, the World Zionist Organization (WZO) discovered that the documents are not classified and therefore, accessible to the public.
“[The documents] will be accessible to any person in Israel, to any person in the world. Totally accessible,” Netanyahu said.
Shaked referred to the archived documents in question which are currently kept in the Israeli State Archives saying: I will suggest to the cabinet that the documents be reviewed and approved for perusal under the auspices of the State Archives.”