He noted that so far anti-Semitism in Morocco has been well-hidden, mostly because there is a strong police presence in the country. However, he added that the recent demonstrations, both the one that was held against the King’s advisor and the one near the building which he owns, went unanswered on the part of local police.
It is estimated that 3200 to 3500 Jews currently live in Morocco, with the majority living in Casablanca. Nir said that several hundred Jews of Moroccan origin have moved out of the country, mostly to Europe and Canada.
A recent event of concern in Morocco also occurred around Pesach, this time in Tangiers. The former Jewish hospital in Tangiers was torn down by authoritieson a Friday night in the midst of the holiday, causing concerns within the community that the Jewish cemeteries in Tangiers could be next.