In light of Morocco’s efforts to reinforce religious tolerance, the Jewish community of Fez, Oujda, and Sefrou celebrated Throne Day, expressing commitment to support Morocco’s national causes.
Rabat – The Jewish community of Fez, Oujda and Sefrou organized, on July 25 at the Maimonide Center in Fez, a ceremony to celebrate Throne day.
During the ceremony, the president of the Jewish community, Armand Guigui, expressed his warmest congratulations to the King.
Guigui also reiterated the unwavering commitment of the Jewish community to the Alaouite Throne and its constant mobilization in support of the King’s rule.
He further expressed the Jewish community’s commitment to defend Morocco’s national causes, particularly those relating to territorial integrity.
The resolution aims to raise awareness of the dangers of hate speech. It also encourages the international community to promote dialogue, tolerance, understanding, and cooperation between religions and cultures.
Pope Francis’ visit to the country in late March further highlighted Morocco’s tolerance and religious diversity.
Several senior UN officials considered Pope Francis’ visit to Morocco “historic” and an important step in the fight against religious intolerance.
Another example is the Hiloula of Saint Rabbi Nessim Ben Nessim. Jewish Moroccans from across Morocco and around the world flock to Essaouira province to celebrate the event.
In addition, the King launched, in 2018, the construction of a new Jewish cultural museum in Fez Jdid district as part of a larger development project called “Medina of Fez 2018-2023.”
The Jewish community’s ceremony took place in the presence of the Wali of the Fez-Meknes region, Said Zniber, the Consul of France in Fez, and several elected officials.
The Throne Day ceremony takes place on July 30th, and marks King Mohammed V’s ascension to the Throne.