Many people across the world share videos of their children’s funny, cute or unique moments on the internet. A few days ago, a video of a Moroccan baby with an amazing memory emerged.
Rabat – In a video shared on social media, a Moroccan toddler of about 18 months named the capitals of 44 countries, getting all correct except for one.
The toddler’s Moroccan mother asked what the capital is for each country she named Zambia, “Niger, Thailand, Yemen, Macau, Italy, Bulgaria, Russia, Japan, China, Italy, Norway, Morocco, Bangladesh, Austria, Vatican, Azerbaijan, Cuba, Bolivia, Peru, Senegal, Afghanistan, Uganda, Maldives, Canada, Sudan, Iraq, Britain, Palestine, America, Lebanon, Greece, Iran, Qatar, Mexico, Kuwait, Germany, France, Tanzania, Jordan, Turkey, Egypt, Algeria, and Tunisia,” which the toddler immediately answered.
That was until the mother asked, “What is the capital of Israel?” The toddler responded that it “does not exist.”
The video came a few days after news of an educational book for children published in Morocco negated the existence of Palestine and described Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, sparking controversy.
The Ministry of Education denied that a recognized schoolbook included a map of the world that does not show Palestine
While US President Donald Trump formally recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel on December 6, 2017, Moroccans who support the Palestinian cause do not recognize Jerusalem as the Israeli capital.
The Moroccan government has long supported the Palestinian cause. King Mohammed VI, and other Arab leaders like King Abdullah of Jordan and King Salman of Saudi Arabia, condemned Trump’s decision.