Below please find history being made: Two videos. A recording of most of the evening’s program beginning with the introduction by Peter Geffen, KIVUNIM’s Founder followed by a full report from Morocco Television News of Sunday night December 20, 2015 where the first Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr. • Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel Award was presented to His Majesty, the late King Mohammed V of Morocco in recognition and appreciation of his heroic actions in protecting the Jews of Morocco from the racist anti-Jewish legislation of the French colonial Vichy Government. Although the Moroccan video is in French, watching will give you a flavor of the remarkable nature of the event. It was delivered at the Convocation by Hon. Andre Azoulay, Counselor to the King. The award was received by Mohammed V’s granddaughter and sister of Mohammed VI, Her Highness Princess Lalla Hasna.
As New York community honors Morocco's WWII king, Diaspora Jews increase their links with moderate Arab countries, quietly forming a bridge between them and Israel.
Together with our friends and colleagues of the Mimouna Foundation in Morocco, KIVUNIM co-sponsored the first Holocaust Conference in the Arab World in September 2012. Read the full story of this historic and major event by clicking the button below.