Skip to comments.Morocco’s Islamists apologize for Jewish visitor, but not for Hamas politburo chief
Posted on 07/25/2012 8:18:32 AM PDT by Nachum
CASABLANCA, Morocco Its not every day that an Arab government is forced to apologize for publicly embracing a pro-Palestinian peace activist. But Ofer Bronchteins peculiar offense is that hes a Jew.
Long known as one of the Arab worlds most moderate states, Morocco stunned the world by electing the Islamist Justice and Development Party (known by its French acronynm PJD) last November. Since January when its leaders were sworn in, the PJD has been embroiled in a series of public fights over Zionism.
The latest uproar came after Moroccan newspapers showed photographs of Bronchtein, a former adviser to the late Israeli prime minister Yitzhak Rabin, smiling with PJD leaders including Prime Minister Abdelilah Benkirane. The two appeared at the PJDs Seventh Congress, a triennial party conference, on July 14 in the Moroccan capital city of Rabat.
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