· January, 2009

Stories about Morocco from January, 2009

Global: Morocco Closes Caracas Embassy

  21 January 2009

Morocco announced this week that it would close its embassy in Venezuela due to Venezuela's recognition of the Saharawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR), the territory also known as the "Western Sahara," over which Morocco asserts its sovereignty.

MENA: Reactions to Obama's Inauguration

  20 January 2009

Today marked an historic moment in United States history as Barack Obama was sworn in as the 44th President. While Arab support of Obama has been waning over the past few months following the selection of his cabinet and his silence over Israel's attacks on Gaza, across the Middle East and North Africa bloggers still have plenty to say, reports Jillian York.

Morocco: A Country Divided Over Gaza

  16 January 2009

As a quorum of Arab leaders convene in Doha today, the world is wondering how their meeting might bring about a cessation of hostilities in Gaza. Yesterday, the news broke that King Mohammed VI of Morocco would not be attending the Doha or any other summit. Blogger react to that, and to the division of public opinion within Morocco, in this piece from Jillian York.

Morocco: The Mendacity of Hope

  14 January 2009

A Moroccan About the World Around Him analyzes the actions of US President-Elect Barack Obama in regard to Israel's attacks on Gaza.

Morocco: Three Killed in Fez Fire

  12 January 2009

From Morocco, The View from Fez reports on a fire which killed three people and injured several others in a warehouse specialising in manufacturing ceramics.

Morocco: On Poverty and Gaza

  12 January 2009

Duncan Goes to Morocco, a Peace Corps volunteer in rural Morocco, discusses poverty in his village, and the reaction of the village to the incidents in Gaza.

Gaza: “Sarkozy confuses the victim and the perpetrator!”

  5 January 2009

Moroccan blogger Partageons nos passions [Fr] on world reaction to the Gaza bombings:  “Sarkozy confuses the victim and the perpetrator!  Perez publicly denies the murder of children in Gaza and the bombing of mosques!  Arabs are in a deep sleep!  The United Nations…a big waste!”

Morocco: War on Gaza a ‘Crime’

  5 January 2009

On the war on Gaza, Moroccan Laila Lalami notes: “When I think about all those who have died (like the five daughters of the Balousha family, Tahir Balousha, 17; Ikram Balousha, 14; Samar Balousha, 12; Dina Balousha, 8; and Jawaher Balousha, 4, all of whom were killed by an Israeli...

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