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    • Isaiah
    • 09.05.10 | 14:43 (IDT)

    I must admit I'm a bit disappointed. First of all, the article said next to nothing about the state of relations between Muslims and Jews in Morocco, preferring to describe quaint but irrelevant details. Secondly, I would have thought that someone as in love with Arabs as Gideon Levy would have a better understanding about how things work in Muslim majority countries. He accepts at face value the image projected by the kingdom's public relations people without any critical thinking. The truth is much more complicated (neither the utopia nor the dhimmi ghetto). At the very least, the fact that the vast majority of the community left says something about how life there used to be. For Levy and the Kingdom to simply gloss over the conditions and realities which pushed an ancient community out, and instead promote an idealized version of Muslim-Jewish coexistence, is at the very least disingenuous.

    from the article: The Moroccan model
    First published 20:27 06.05.10 | Last updated 20:27 06.05.10
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