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Morocco to Introduce Holocaust Studies Into Country’s Education System

avatar by Israel Hayom / JNS.org

King Mohammed VI of Morocco. Photo: Flickr.

JNS.org – King Mohammed VI of Morocco has ordered to ‎incorporate Holocaust studies into the country’s ‎‎education system, Moroccan news website Le Desk ‎reported on Wednesday.‎

The reports, which quickly went viral, said that the ‎decision was made while the monarch was attending ‎the 73rd UN General Assembly in New York last ‎week and that Mohammed sent word to Education ‎Minister Said Amzazi, saying Holocaust studies must ‎be included in the country’s high school curriculum. ‎

“The history we teach our children must include a ‎pluralistic variety of opinions and stories. It must ‎present humanity’s greatest moments, as well as its ‎darkest moments,” the report quoted a statement by ‎the king.‎ “Education has the power to fight against ‎‎discrimination and racism, as well as the ugly ‎phenomenon ‎of antisemitism.”

UNESCO director Audrey Azoulay, the daughter of one ‎of Mohammed’s chief advisers, Andre Azoulay, ‎welcomed the move.‎

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‎“To address antisemitism, it is to defend the equal ‎dignity for all human beings,” Azoulay tweeted. ‎‎“Education is the best tool to prevent all forms of ‎discrimination.”

It is unclear at this time what form Holocaust studies ‎would take in Morocco and what language the ‎country’s textbooks would opt for. ‎

Jerusalem and Rabat established diplomatic ties in ‎‎1994. King Mohammed VI’s regime is known as ‎sympathetic to Jews. ‎

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