Last month, US-based Zionist educational organization, Kivunim, held a gala reception at B’nai Jeshurun in Manhattan (N.Y) in honor of late King Mohammed V(died 1961) of Morocco for saving his Jewish subjects nearly 75 years ago.
Morocco’s princess Lalla Hasnaa, sister of country’s present monarch King Mohammed VI, received the Martin Luther King Jr. Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel Freedom Award on behalf of her grandfather. Her father King Hassan II’s funeral was attended by several Israeli leaders.
David Saperstein, Obama’s international ambassador for religious freedom (less Israel) was the keynote speaker. Saperstein praised Morocco’s culture of openness and tolerance – and called the country under King Mohammed VI, a model for the Muslim-majority nations.
In order to make the Zionist PR event more sellable, a rabbi prayed for late King Mohammed V and his descendants while Jewish students of Moroccan background sang Jewish songs written by Moroccan-Canadian poet Samy Elmaghribi (died in 2008 in Montreal).
Some readers may not know that Rev. Martin Luther Jr. Civil Right Movement was funded by several Jews, some of whom joined him during his Gandhian Nonviolent protests. Rabbi Heschel was one of them. Heschel was a Polish-American rabbi who is considered “Prophet among Prophets” by his disciples. Rabbi’s humanitarian activism stopped at Palestinian victims of Zionist Jews. Because, Rabbi Heschel was a Crypto Zionist and like Pope Francis, believed that Jews have God-given rights to occupy Palestine. He was a perpetrator of Zionist exceptionalism.
Mohammed V was Sultan of Morocco under French occupation (1927-57). Mohammed was an ally to Moroccan Islamist party Istiqlal which lead an independence movement. French colonists didn’t like his flirtation with Islamists. In 1953, he was sent into exile in Madagascar – Theodor Herzl’s first choice for the future state of Israel. He was allowed to return a few months before Morocco got its independence in 1956. He declared himself King Mohammed V of Morocco in 1957 and ruled the nation with an iron fist until his death on February 26, 1961.
Nazis never ruled France directly. French Vichy government, however, did collaborate with Nazi Germany and applied certain Nazi race laws like yellow badges and deportation of Jews to labor camps from African Muslim countries under direct French rule like Algeria. But French, English and Dutch colonies which were ruled by local Muslims like Morocco, Tunisia, Egypt, Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Iran, etc., never implemented Western anti-Jew policies, because hating any religious minority is against tenets of Islam.
Morocco had the largest Jewish population (500,000) in the Muslim world, but since the creation of state of Israel in 1948, it has reduced to less than 4,000. In October 2013, Israeli historian professor Yigal Bin-Nun (Bar-Ilan University), in a study exposed Zionist lies about Jewish exodus from Morocco. Based on his study of Moroccan Jewish community, Bin-Nun has claimed that Mossad, the national intelligence agency of Israel, was behind the whole operation wherein about 160,000 Moroccan Jews left Morocco for the Zionist occupied Palestine.