A small part of the Moroccan Berber movement that historically mobilized against pan-Arabism supported the normalization of diplomacy with the Hebrew countries.
«The cup before Gaza. » The formula lashed out like a slogan. Taza is the pass of Rif and an important position advocated by Amazigh in Morocco. It is one of the linguistic discoveries of the Moroccan Amazigh activists to play the primary role of Berber solidarity with Palestine in the voice proximity to Gaza. In Saudi Arabia, only King Mohammed VI (King Mohammed VI) decided to normalize diplomacy with Israel on December 10, 2020, in exchange for the former president’s recognition of Moroccans’ Western Saharan character. They are the only ones in broad daylight. Rejoicing people. trump card.
Most public opinion praised the Western Sahara part of the “deal”, but remained silent on the reconciliation with the Hebrew state. Many Amazigh activists disagree with the embarrassment surrounding them. Their cordial sympathy for Israel was not even suppressed, so much so that they proposed to set December 10 as an anniversary. “The historical symbolism of the event must be celebrated”, Thus claiming Federal Atlas Transift (Association Atlas Transift), from the Association of Amazigh Associations of the Advanced Atlas of Morocco.
This is because some Berber activists believe that Hebrew State is a successful example of the re-expropriation of ancestral land. “Since the colonial period, the Yamazigs have seen their culture and history rejected and suppressed. Mohamed El Ouazguiti, coordinator of the Alliance Atlas Transift and creator of the information site, explained AmazighWorld. At the same time, in the Middle East, the Hebrews who were victims of the same fate managed to regain their identity and even their language. ” The asserted analogy nourishes intimacy.
When Morocco decided in 2000 to close its Tel Aviv liaison office in response to the second uprising, the entire Yamazig militants disagreed. Five years later, a project for a friendship group between Berbers and Israelis was born in the city of Agadir, but the initiative failed after sparking controversy. Since then, supporters of these settlements have found shelter on Facebook and WhatsApp.
Mohand Tilmatine, one of the founders of the organization, stated that the World Congress of Amazigh (CMA) is the coordinating body of the Amazigh Association, which was created at the international level in 1995, and was even influenced by the World Jewish Congress (WJC). ) Pattern inspiration. Organization and researcher of Berber issues. CJM was established in 1936 with the aim of becoming “The Foreign Service of the Jewish People” But the most important thing is to defend the establishment of Jewish residences in Palestine. “The Israeli model is highly appreciated by the militant Amazigh society, but this comparison has its limitations. Designate Mr. Tilmatin. The Yamazigs are discriminated against on land they have never left. “
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