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  9/13/2012, Elul 26, 5772

Israeli MK Invited to Morocco Meeting by Royal SMS


Member of Knesset Majallie Whbee (Kadima), who serves as Vice Chairman of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Mediterranean (PAM) considered not going to PAM's Energy Challenges in the Euro-Mediterranean Region conference, which starts, Friday, in the Moroccan city of Ouarzazate. A Foreign Ministry representative was forced to curtail his participation in a March conference in the capital, Rabat.

Whabee said he decided to go after receiving an SMS message that he had a personal invitation from Morocco's royal house to attend the conference, calling it "a moving tribute". He said he plans to meet with members of parliament and ministers from the newly-elected government, making it the first official visit of an Israeli representative since the new government was installed. He added that conference organizers added a tour of a Jewish village at the end of the two-day meeting, indicating their sensitivity and the importance they attach to the visit.