The King and I

Religious tolerance in our country isn't a political fashion," Moroccans like to say, "it's simply the way we live." André Azoulay illustrates the point. A counselor to King Mohammed VI, he is the only Jew who holds an influential position anywhere in the Arab world. Through history, Moroccan kings and sultans officially "protected" Jews and hired "court Jews" at the palace. But Azoulay, the palace makes clear, is on the payroll as an able patriot, not as a recipient of religious patronage.

Once a radical leftist, he exiled himself to France in the 1960s and made a career...

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