Rabbi Joshua Pinto, the President of the "Shuva Israel" institutions, was appointed to the post of Chief Justice of the Supreme Court in a formal ceremony at the Synagogue House, the official synagogue in Casablanca, the position which was vacant for 100 years. Hundreds of participants attended, including heads of Moroccan Jewish communities, 50 senior government officials and regional governors, as well as senior Moroccan military and police officials. Among the royal representatives who appointed Rabbi Bento as the Moroccan Special Envoy to the event, Mr. Serge Bardougou - former Minister of Tourism and head of the Jewish community in Morocco, and the representative of the Kingdom - the governor of Casablanca. The 45-year old Israeli-born Rabbi Pinto is a great-grandson of
President Donald Trump's declaration of a national emergency to build his long-promised border wall was met with a torrent of condemnations and threats from Democratic critics, including preparation for another heated court fight. his decision to declare a national emergency in a Rose Garden speech Friday morning. In a call with reporters earlier in the day, acting Chief of Staff and Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney said the national emergency declaration by the president would give the administration access to $3.6 billion in military construction funds. "I want to do it faster," Trump said Friday. "I can do the wall over a longer period of time. I didn't need to do this. I would rather do it much faster. I don't have to do it for the electio...
Relations between Morocco and Saudi Arabia and UAE were much more robust Morocco has dismissed reports that it recalled its ambassadors to Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates as the Moroccan's Foreign Minister Nasser Bourita said, stressing that no Moroccan official has made such a statement. Rabat – International observers are following the recent developments in Saudi-Moroccan relations carefully. While some predict the tension is just a passing cloud, others suggest that Morocco should reconsider entirely its diplomatic ties with the Saudi government. Morocco, throughout its long diplomacy history, has its proper channels to make such announcements and does not rely on news agencies, he reportedly said. the start of the friction between Morocco and Saudi Arab
5 deaths from the H1N1 virus and numerous other suspected cases have sparked concern in Morocco. Five people have died after contracting the H1N1 virus, the Moroccan Health Minister Anas Doukkali said Thursday. In a statement to Morocco's official MAP news agency, Doukkali said deaths from the H1N1 flu have been reported in both public and private facilities. He noted that H1N1 flu is the dominant type of flu in 2019 as it is the case on the international level, reassuring that his ministry is closely watching the epidemiological situation in the country. On Monday, Morocco registered the first death caused by H1N1 virus in 2019. The possibility of an epidemic of the virus more commonly referred to as 'swine flu' is especially worrisome, coming as it does during the