Aviv Kochavi visits the Jewish community in Morocco

IDF chief pays tribute to Morocco’s Jewish community

Aviv Kochavi thanks community members for their contribution to the Jewish people in Israel and the Diaspora; 'Morocco is an ally of Israel. [The Jewish community] is an example of a deep relationship between our people,' he says

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Published: 07.21.22, 09:22
Israeli army Chief of Staff General Aviv Kochavi visited the Jewish community in the old city of Marrakech on Wednesday as part of the second day of his visit to the north African country, a Moroccan official said.
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  • Kochavi also visited the city's Jewish cemetery and Al-Azama Synagogue.
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    אביב כוכבי מבקר בקהילה היהודית במרוקו
    אביב כוכבי מבקר בקהילה היהודית במרוקו
    Aviv Kochavi visits the Jewish community in Morocco
    (Photo: IDF Spokesperson's Unit)
    During his visit, he spoke with members of the Jewish community, some of whom immigrated to Israel and fought in the Yom Kippur War before returning to live in Morocco.
    The military leader thanked community members for their contribution to the Jewish people in Israel and the Diaspora.
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    אביב כוכבי מבקר בקהילה היהודית במרוקו
    אביב כוכבי מבקר בקהילה היהודית במרוקו
    Aviv Kochavi visits the Jewish community in Morocco
    (Photo: IDF Spokesperson's Unit)
    “Morocco is an ally of Israel. [The Jewish community] is an example of a deep relationship between our peoples and a special bond based on a common heritage,” he said.
    “I am proud and delighted to meet you, the Moroccan Jewish community... your part in your fight for the State of Israel, and today you are working here for the Jewish community and to deepen ties with Israel.”
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    אביב כוכבי מבקר בקהילה היהודית במרוקו
    אביב כוכבי מבקר בקהילה היהודית במרוקו
    IDF Chief of Staff Aviv Kohavi meets with Moroccan Colonel Major Hassan Mahwar at the Moroccan 'Ben Gueier' air force base
    (Photo: IDF Spokesperson's Unit)
    Kochavi, also the head of the Israeli army's Research Department, visited the Moroccan Air Force Base Ben Greyer where he met its commander, Colonel Major Hassan Mahwar, with whom he discussed several security issues.
    During the visit, the military leaders explored the potential of cooperation between the two nations’ air forces. Kochavi's trip to Morocco reflects the reciprocal desire to accelerate military and security cooperation with Israel and in the region.

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