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State Department Signs Historic Anti-semitism Agreement With Morocco NGO

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State Department Signs Historic Anti-semitism Agreement With Morocco NGO

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The U.S. State Department signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Mimouna Association, an NGO in Morocco. Ellie Cohanim, the U.S. deputy special envoy to monitor and combat anti-semitism, was interviewed by The Epoch Times’ American Thought Leaders program. She explained the origin of Mimouna: “They were a group of college students, Moroccan Muslim students, who organically were interested in the history of Jews in Morocco. And so these students got together and they started to just study the very long history of Moroccan jewelry, which actually dates back to antiquity. And they went on to then gain interest in Holocaust issues and created the very first Arabic language Holocaust curriculum.” Cohanim explained that this partnership is historic because the incorporates a “commitment to combating anti-semitism together, also combating anti-Zionism and Islamophobia.” She explained why this agreement is historic: “those are really the challenges that extremists and those who promote …

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