Moroccan-Israelis commemorate the 60th anniversary of their immigration from Morocco

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In Israel, the World Federation of Moroccan Jewry will celebrate this week the 60th anniversary of immigration from Morocco, reports The Jerusalem Post. «Today, before the Federation’s figures, more than one million immigrants [and their descendants] from Morocco live in Israel, making them the second-largest community after immigration from the Commonwealth», the World Federation of Moroccan Jewry said.

According to the Federation, more than 300,000 Moroccan Jewish immigrants have settled in Israel since the 1960s. On Sunday, there will be «a second salute on the eve marking the first series of events, which commemorates the 60th anniversary of the mass immigration from Morocco», the same source added.

As part of this tribute, the city of Ramlen, southeast of Tel Aviv, will inaugurate a memorial site for 43 Jewish victims of the Egoz ship disaster. The Federation's figures indicate that the first Moroccan Jews had established 111 settlements in the «Jewish state». With support of the authorities, the Federation will also invest a large sum to «showcase the achievements of the Moroccan Jewish community in various fields».

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