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UN's Ban apologizes for saying 'occupation'

In ironic twist given his broadsides on Israel, UN chief backs down on Western Sahara after Morocco boots UN staff from region.Ari Yashar, 3/30/2016, 7:33 AM

War looms in Western Sahara

Morocco demands UN pull out troops after Ban condemns 'occupation,' Sahrawi independence groups warn doing so spells return of war.Ari Yashar, 3/18/2016, 12:23 PM

Moroccan Jew appointed French Culture Minister;

The appointment of Audrey Azoulay, a French-Moroccan Jew, as the new Minister of Culture in France has angered Algeria.Raphael Poch, 2/16/2016, 2:25 PM

Morocco arrests man with ties to Paris attackers

Moroccan authorities say they arrested a Belgian national of local origin directly linked to ISIS Paris attackers.Ben Ariel, 1/19/2016, 6:45 AM

'EU undermined its own arguments against Israel'

Legal expert explains to Arutz Sheva how Israel can use EU court ruling on Western Sahara to defeat 'occupation' discrimination.Ari Yashar, 12/16/2015, 2:30 PM

EU ruling shows Israel labeling double-standards

After EU court rules to scrap trade deal with Morocco in 'occupied' Western Sahara, EU vows to petition and keep trading - why no label?Ari Yashar, 12/16/2015, 12:57 PM

Watch: Morocco protesters hold 'execution' of Jews

Mass rally supports Palestinian terror war, featuring PA ambassador and protesters dressed as Jews getting stabbed.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/27/2015, 4:52 PM

Watch: Jewish Morocco - Small But Still Vibrant

Only a few thousand remain in Morocco's 2,400-year-old Jewish community - but Jewish life is as colorful as ever.Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/6/2015, 4:47 PM

French Journalists Jailed Extorting Morocco's King

2 journalists threaten King Mohammed VI with 'compromising' book if he doesn't pay $3.4 million bribe - only to get jailed in Paris.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/28/2015, 11:20 AM

Israeli Judo Team Detained, Released in Morocco

Israel's judo team was released early Thursday after being detained in Morocco for over 8 hours.Yaakov Levi, 5/21/2015, 10:31 AM

Hamas Thanks Morocco for Disinviting Peres

Hamas head thanks leading Moroccan politician after 'Zionist' Peres blocked from international conference in Marrakesh.Dalit Halevy, Ari Yashar, 5/4/2015, 1:33 PM

Morocco: Shimon Peres Branded a 'Child Killer'

Pro-Palestinian groups in Rabat call for the former President's arrest before an upcoming visit, claiming he is a 'terrorist.'Dalit Halevi, Tova Dvorin, 4/24/2015, 8:01 AM

Mother Arrested for Recruiting Women to ISIS

Recruiter arrested at a Spanish airport with 3 year-old son in tow in apparent attempt to leave for Syria.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/7/2015, 10:49 PM

Moroccan ISIS Cell Recruiting Women Online Busted

Cell in Spanish autonomous city of Ceuta used online propaganda to supply terrorists with wives and female laborers.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/13/2015, 3:50 PM

Egyptian Court Bans Annual Jewish Pilgrimage

The annual pilgrimage honoring Moroccan rabbi Yacoub Abu Hasira was banned by an Egyptian court Monday following complaints from residents.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/29/2014, 6:40 PM

Morocco Arrests Five Would-Be Jihadis

Terror suspects sought to recruit fighters for ISIS, carry out attacks in Morocco inspired by Mohammed Merah.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/15/2014, 7:57 PM

ISIS Cell Nabbed Ahead of Morocco, France Attacks

French and Franco-Moroccan arrested as they planned attacks on banks and international companies, pushed ISIS propaganda.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/30/2014, 10:08 PM

Moroccan Activist Defends Zionism

'Jews want the right to return to their homeland - Arabs want to establish a homeland at everyone else's expense', says controversial poet.Ari Soffer, 10/7/2014, 11:41 PM

Watch: Moroccan Soccer Fans Chant Pro-ISIS Slogans

Fans miss the irony of supporting 'jihad' and the brutal 'Islamic State' group which opposes 'western' sports - like soccer.Ari Soffer, 9/30/2014, 3:34 PM

Moroccan Poet: 'Palestine' Belongs to the Jews

Outspoken poet angers Arab countrymen by provocatively quipping that Arabs 'are more Zionist than the Jews.'Ari Soffer, 9/21/2014, 10:44 AM

Morocco: Rabbi Attacked 'Because of Gaza'

The rabbi of the Jewish community in Casablanca badly beaten as a retaliation by locals for Israel’s airstrikes in Gaza.Haim Lev, 7/13/2014, 6:28 AM

Documentary Focuses on Moroccan Jewry

French-Moroccan director examines Muslim-Jewish unity in Morocco, to great acclaim - and controversy.AFP and Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/25/2014, 7:49 AM

Morocco: Organization Names Collaborators

A Moroccan Jew who advises the King named by anti-Israel organization as a collaborator with Israel.Elad Benari, 4/9/2014, 5:43 AM

Arab League Summit Backs PA Stubbornness in Talks

Middle East Muslim countries declare refusal to recognize Israel as a Jewish state, as they grapple with regional conflicts.AFP and Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/23/2014, 10:56 PM

Women's Rights Advance in Morocco

MPs in Morocco vote to ban antiquated loophole allowing men guilty of sexual assault to evade jail time if they marry their victims.Dalit Halevy, Tova Dvorin, 2/24/2014, 11:13 PM

Muslim States Urge Pressure on Israel

Al-Quds Committee meeting in Morocco ends with calls for pressure on Israel to halt building in Judea and Samaria.Ari Soffer and AFP, 1/18/2014, 7:01 PM

EU Exploits Occupied Territories

The EU voted in favor of allowing its members to fish in the waters of occupied Western Sahara, drawing criticism over double standards.Gil Ronen, 11/10/2013, 11:03 AM

Wanted Rabbi to be Expelled from Morocco

Moroccan king to expel Shuvu Banim leader, wanted in Israel for questioning in sex abuse case.Maayana Miskin, 11/7/2013, 3:21 PM

Moroccan Editor Nabbed for Posting Al Qaeda Video

Moroccan police have raided the offices of a news website after an editor posted a link to a Al Qaeda video inciting terror in the country.Adam Ross, 9/17/2013, 7:30 PM

Jo Amar's Family: We'll Return to Israel

Son and grandson of famed singer, songwriter and chazan talk to Arutz Sheva, 4 years after his death.Gil Ronen & Eliran Aharon, New York, 5/20/2013, 1:58 PM

Foreign Ministry: Even Moroccan MPs Need a Visa

Israel found itself reminding international journalists on Wednesday that even ‘friendly’ foreign Arab MPs must respect its border rules. Chana Ya'ar, 4/10/2013, 2:41 PM

Bennett – We don't Bow our Heads before Turks

Economy and Trade Minister: "We lower our heads before no one, including Turks and Egyptians."Gil Ronen, 4/2/2013, 3:42 PM

Post-Arab Spring Protesters Jailed in Morocco

Six people have been sent to prison for their part in post-Arab Sping riots in Morocco's southern tourist haven of Marrakesh.Chana Ya'ar, 2/28/2013, 3:39 PM

Anti-US Violence Spreads Across Mideast Region

Anti-American violence is spreading across the Middle East, with mobs rioting at US missions in Tunisia, Sudan and Morocco.Chana Ya'ar and AFP, 9/13/2012, 1:41 PM

Moroccan Leaders Apologize for Inviting Jew

Morocco’s leading political party apologized for inviting a Jew to a political gathering; has not apologized for inviting Hamas leader. Rachel Hirshfeld , 7/26/2012, 1:21 PM

Heavy Fighting in Syrian Capital

Heavy fighting has been reported in the heart of Damascus, with the main highway to the south of the country severed.Chana Ya'ar, 7/16/2012, 5:24 PM

Rabbi Eliyahu Shriki Dies at 90

Rabbi Eliyahu Shriki, a leading figure in the Moroccan Israeli world, has died at age 90.Maayana Miskin, 6/8/2012, 11:52 AM

5,000 Jews Gather in Morocco for Pilgrimage

About 5,000 Jews gather to pray for peace at sanctuaries and gravesites in Morocco.Elad Benari, 5/14/2012, 6:44 AM

Royal Condolences to Otzar HaTorah from Morocco

The King of Morocco sent emissaries with royal condolences to a school in Toulouse where a jihadist murdered a rabbi and Jewish children. Chana Ya'ar, 4/2/2012, 11:48 PM

Jew Beaten to Death with Hammer in Morocco

An elderly Jewish man was murdered by an unknown attacker with a hammer Monday in the city of Fez.Chana Ya'ar, 3/26/2012, 10:57 PM

Israeli Flag Burned, Diplomat Evacuated From Rabat

Thousands of protesters burned Israeli flags in Morocco and protested the presence of an Israeli diplomat, threatening his safety.Chana Ya'ar, 3/26/2012, 5:57 PM

Moroccan King Honors Orthodox Rabbi

Orthodox rabbi Rabbi Raphael Benchimol of the Manhattan Sephardic Congregation was honored by the king of Morocco. Rachel Hirshfeld, 3/18/2012, 3:37 AM

Morocco Has New Government

King Mohammed VI swore in a new government Tuesday after 35 days of coalition talks.Chana Ya'ar, 1/4/2012, 12:19 PM

Morocco Islamists Promise Reform Economic Growth

After 35 days of negotiations Morocco has an Islamic led government. Key defense portfolios are out of the Islamists hands. Aryeh ben Hayim, 1/3/2012, 10:23 PM

GCC Eyeing Egypt in Caliphate Drive

The six-member Gulf Cooperation Council has added Egypt to the list of countries it may induct as it moves towards confederation.Gabe Kahn., 12/12/2011, 8:47 PM

Tunisia Extends State of Emergency

The nation that gave birth to the Jasmine Revolution and the Arab Spring has just extended its state of emergency for the rest of the year.Chana Ya'ar, 11/30/2011, 10:15 AM

Islamist Party Set to Win Morocco Elections

Morocco becomes second country after Tunisia where post-Arab Spring elections end in win for Islamists.Elad Benari, 11/27/2011, 4:31 AM

Jewish Candidate Eyes Morocco Parliament

58-year-old Maguy Kakon is a Jewish woman running in the elections in Morocco. Will there be any change in the country?Elad Benari, Canada, 11/25/2011, 10:23 PM

Body of Morrocan Torah Sage Brought Home to Israel

The body of Morrocan Torah sage Rabbi Reuven Ajeyani, has been reinterred in Jerusalem 70 years after his passing in Sefrou.Chana Ya'ar, 11/10/2011, 11:40 AM

Morocco Terrorist Given Death Sentence

Moroccan court gives death sentence to suspect in a Marrakesh cafe bombing which killed an Israeli women and her Jewish husband.Elad Benari, Canada, 10/28/2011, 10:35 PM

Moroccan Protesters Call to Boycott Elections

Thousands of people gathered in Casablanca, where they demonstrated against the government and threatened to boycott the upcoming elections.Elad Benari, 9/26/2011, 8:25 AM

Morocco Pro-Democracy Protests Resume

After a few months of silence, thousands of Moroccans take to the street and call for greater political reforms.Elad Benari, 9/20/2011, 12:42 AM

Morocco Editor Jailed

Controversial Moroccan journalist sentenced to one year in prison and fined for writing articles that angered the government.Chana Ya'ar and Elad Benari, 6/13/2011, 12:15 AM

Morocco Bomb Victims Identified

Two victims of the bombing in Morocco have been identified as Masoud Zikri and Israeli citizen Michal Zikri. They are survived by a young son.Maayana Miskin, 4/29/2011, 1:11 PM

Jews Believed Killed in Morocco

An Israeli woman and her husband are confirmed to have been killed in Thursday's terror attack on a Moroccan café.Elad Benari, 4/29/2011, 7:00 AM

Moroccan King Announces Reforms

In deference to the demands of protesters, Morocco will revise its constitution for the first time in 15 years.Chana Ya'ar, 3/10/2011, 6:28 PM

Morocco: Israelis Hurt

The Israelis were on an organized tour when the side of a truck came loose and struck their bus.Gil Ronen, 11/4/2010, 9:33 PM