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  Rabat. Holiday in Morocco, travel and tourism guide
The king Mohammed V, the father of Morocco’s independence of 1956 kept the capital chosen by the field marshal Lyautey, the first general resident of the Protectorate.
The Casbah, the Tour Hassan or the unachieved mosque, the Mausoleum Mohammed V, the archaeological Museum and the necropolis of Chellah.
The mausoleum Mohammed V was built in 1969 by Hassan the 2nd to immortalise the memory of the king who opposed to the french during the protectorate and who died in a surgery operation in 1961.
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 Morocco Hotel and Airport Directoy
Morocco is the African country which offers the greatest variety of climate, thanks to being bordered by two seas and having the Atlantis mountain range at the South which limits the expansion of the desert.
In the “cold country where the sun is hot” rains come in autumn and spring, whereas the summer is hot and dry.
Morocco is a fascinating country filled with mysterious beauty and extreme contrasts.
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  Ahmed Rami: Maroc, Morocco, Oufkir, Hassan II -Islamism - Islam.
Ahmed Rami was born in 1946 in Tafraout, Morocco.
The attitude of those Involved was explained by King Hassan II in two contradictory ways: They were said to be drugged; their commanding officers were also said to have persuaded them into believing that a plot was afoot to overthrow the king and that it was their duty to protect or rescue him.
Hassan II and his menials will not be able to stop the course of time.
www.rami.tv /eng/biog.htm   (16123 words)

  
  Hassan II of Morocco Summary
Hassan II kept the support of the bourgeoisie by encouraging the formation of political parties, but at the same time he limited their power and fostered internal divisions within the organizations.
He modernized and democratized Morocco as rapidly as was feasible under the political and social unrest fostered by extreme Islamic fundamentalist propaganda and the armed terrorism of Hamas inspired groups.
Although king Hassan II had restored many parliamentary functions by the early nineties and released hundreds of political prisoners in 1991 after pressure from the United States, the "years of lead" ended definitely only with the taking of the throne by his son Mohammed VI in 1999.
www.bookrags.com /Hassan_II_of_Morocco   (1759 words)

  
 Hassan 2
Hassan was the oldest son of the former king, Muhammad 5, and father of the present king, Muhammad 6.
Much of Hassan's success on home ground, especially confronting the Islamists, rested in his family's claim to be sharifs; descendants of Muhammad, a claim that was widely accepted in Morocco as well as abroad.
Morocco, at the time of Hassan's death, suffered from high unemployment, an educational system that did not meet the needs of the Moroccan society, an unresolved situation in Western Sahara, and strong tensions within the population.
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 MOROCCO IN TRANSITION
Morocco’s economic problems are many and include a huge foreign debt, a growing population, two-thirds of whom are under the age of 25, an unemployment rate conservatively estimated at 25 percent, and years of recurring drought.
Hassan II recognized women’s key role in the political arena when he said that it was women and intellectuals (apparently mutually exclusive categories) who were the bulwarks against the spread of the Islamist movement in Morocco.
Hassan II had argued that all Western Saharans be allowed to participate, including those who participated in or were descendants of those involved in the Green March.  Additional debate has centered on the question of who among the Saharawis should be able to participate in the referendum.
web.africa.ufl.edu /asq/v7/v7i1a3.htm   (9057 words)

  
 King Hassan II - creator of modern Morocco. - Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Yet, Hassan II, King and ~Prince of the Faithful', whose family has ruled Morocco for over three centuries, has transformed his country from an illiterate and backward land, at the time of independence in 1956, to a modern twentieth century nation - and this has been accomplished without destroying the people's pride in their past.
The first time I travelled to Morocco in the early 1960s, a visitor could walk the streets of the country's major cities and if he saw an unveiled woman, she was likely to be a European.
The fact that Morocco was never truly colonised, that Islam in the country is tempered by regional sensibilities, and that the King has the power to appoint religious officials, has kept Muslim fundamentalism, which is sweeping through many Islamic countries, at bay.
www.encyclopedia.com /doc/1G1-14867679.html   (2341 words)

  
 Middle East Our Man in Morocco
But Morocco's 29 million people benefited little from Hassan's "moderation" and his "commitment to shared ideals." While Hassan ruled with an iron fist and accumulated vast wealth, one-third of his subjects lived in poverty, about one-quarter were unemployed and about half could not read or write.
When Hassan emerged from the bathroom, he is reputed to have confronted a rebel leader and recited the first verse of the Koran.
Morocco hired a RR firm headed by former U.S. Sen. Charles Goodell to "improve public understanding in the United States of the right of Morocco to purchase armaments in the U.S."
www.thirdworldtraveler.com /Middle_East/OurManMorocco.html   (2263 words)

  
 Insight Morocco Political, Economic Information News portal
By the beginning of the 20th century Britain had recognised Morocco as a French sphere of influence and in 1904 Morocco was divided between France and Spain, with the former receiving the larger area.
Morocco ignored this decision and resolved to continue the fight alone, organising a massive demonstration known as the Green March.
The death of King Hassan II marks an end of an era not only for Morocco, but for the whole Arabic and Islamic world as he was one of the longest serving monarchs in the modern history of the ArabWorld, ruling for mare than 38 years.
www.maroc-insight.com /history.htm   (1170 words)

  
 King Hassan II
Hassan, the longest serving monarch in the Arab world, ascended to the throne in 1961.
Hassan was also a discreet but key mediator in the Middle East peace process, whose contacts with Israeli leaders helped lead to the 1978 peace accord between Egypt and Israel.
Hassan is not only a skillful actor in domestic politics and society but is a powerful, behind-the-scenes politician on the world stage.
www.angelfire.com /al/horizons/kinghassan.html   (526 words)

  
 Whither Morocco?, by Ignacio Ramonet   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Hassan II died on 23 July leaving his successor, Mohamed VI, with a country in urgent need of transformation.
During the 38 years of Hassan’s reign the country laboured under a ferocious absolutism and a continuous violation of human rights.
Admittedly, in February 1998 Hassan II appointed a socialist prime minister, Abderrahman Youssoufi, but he kept control of major decision-making in the areas of security, defence, justice and foreign policy.
mondediplo.com /1999/08/01leader   (785 words)

  
 Washingtonpost.com: Morocco's King Hassan II Dead at 70
King Hassan II of Morocco, a sage and worldly Muslim leader who played a peacemaker's role in the Middle East and outfoxed plotters in several coup attempts while ruling his North African realm with an iron fist, died yesterday after entering a Rabat hospital suffering from pneumonia.
The best-known contrast, perhaps, was Hassan's claim to have special responsibility for preserving the Islamic character of Jerusalem — commander of the faithful was one of his titles — while at the same time maintaining discreet relations with Israel and cultivating Morocco's own Jewish inhabitants throughout his reign.
Shortly after taking over from his father, Hassan took one of the risks he was to become famous for, seeking to end a desert war with Morocco's eastern neighbor, Algeria.
www.washingtonpost.com /wp-srv/inatl/daily/july99/hassan24.htm   (972 words)

  
 Eric Margolis | Foreign Correspondent : FUNERAL IN MOROCCO
Hassan was ‘a great democratic leader,’ a man whose ‘firm grip led his people to prosperity and security,’ who ‘worked incessantly for Mideast pace,’ and maintained a ‘stable, moderate Islamic nation.’ There were tears aplenty as western democratic leaders, including Emoter-in-Chief, Bill Clinton, vied to laud their dear friend, the good and kindly King Hassan.
Hassan was indeed a great friend to western interests, but he, like so many other rulers of Arab and Muslim nations, was no friend of his own people.
Morocco guarded the northern flank of France’s neocolonial possessions in fl Africa and was a bastion against the spread of militant political Islam.
www.ericmargolis.com /archives/1999/07/funeral_in_moro.php   (825 words)

  
 Hassan II - Search Results - MSN Encarta
Hassan II, full name Moulay Hassan (1929-1999), King of Morocco (1961-1999), born in Rabat on July 9, 1929, the son of Mohammed V. Hassan received...
Mosque Hassan II, Casablanca, mosque commemorating the reign of King Hassan II of Morocco, and completed in 1993 for his 60th birthday.
Casablanca (city), city in western Morocco, largest city and chief seaport of the country, on the Atlantic Ocean near Rabat.
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 DefenseLINK News: Cohen Renews U.S.-Morocco Ties
RABAT, Morocco -- Morocco was the first nation to recognize the United States, in 1787, and it has been a steadfast friend and security partner, Defense Secretary William Cohen said here during a recent visit.
"Morocco and the United States are good friends and loyal partners, and we will continue to work together for peace and stability." Cohen met with Moroccan King Hassan II and Crown Prince Sidi Mohammed, commander-in-chief of the Arab nation's armed forces.
Hassan has ruled Morocco since 1961, when he succeeded his father.
www.defenselink.mil /news/Oct1998/n10071998_9810071.html   (329 words)

  
 King Hassan of Morocco: world leaders mourn a ruthless despot
King Hassan II of Morocco, who died at the age of 70 last Friday after 38 years on the throne, was the second Middle Eastern puppet of US and European imperialism to die in the last six months.
Born Moulay Hassan in 1929, he was the oldest of the six children of Sultan Sidi Mohammed ben Youssef—who claimed descent from the Prophet Mohammed.
Hassan dissolved Parliament and instituted a state of emergency, wielding absolute power until a new constitution was adopted in 1970.
www.wsws.org /articles/1999/jul1999/hass-j28.shtml   (2801 words)

  
 CNN - Morocco's King Hassan II dead at 70 - July 23, 1999
RABAT, Morocco -- Morocco's King Hassan II, whose health had been fragile in recent years, died Friday at a hospital in the capital of Rabat, sources tell CNN.
Hassan, the longest serving monarch in the Arab world, ascended to the throne in 1961.
Hassan was also a discreet but key mediator in the Middle East peace process, whose contacts with Israeli leaders helped lead to the 1978 peace accord between Egypt and Israel.
www.cnn.com /WORLD/africa/9907/23/morocco.hassan.02/index.html   (456 words)

  
 Edward Cody, Morocco’s King Hassan II Dead at 70
Hassan, 17th in an Alawite dynasty stretching back 400 years, was the Arab world’s longest-ruling monarch, having succeeded his father, Mohammed V, in March 1961.
Hassan, whose health had been fragile for several years, left a widow, Lalla Latifa, three daughters and another son.
The best-known contrast, perhaps, was Hassan’s claim to have special responsibility for preserving the Islamic character of Jerusalem—commander of the faithful was one of his titles—while at the same time maintaining discreet relations with Israel and cultivating Morocco’s own Jewish inhabitants throughout his reign.
www.hartford-hwp.com /archives/32/097.html   (955 words)

  
 Hassan II of Morocco Dies at 70; A Monarch Oriented to the West   (Site not responding. Last check: )
By JOSEPH R. ing Hassan II, who ruled Morocco for 38 years, acted as a go-between in Egyptian-Israeli efforts to make peace and prolonged the life of his 300-year-old dynasty in an era when monarchies in Libya, Egypt, Iraq and Iran fell to socialist revolutions or the force of militant Islam, died Friday in Rabat.
Most of Morocco was then a protectorate of France, except for sections governed by Spain in the northwest and southern coast and the city of Tangier, an international zone.
Aides to King Hassan said recently that Sidi Mohammed was likely to move hard-liners in his father's entourage aside in effort to accelerate democratic reforms that his father had initiated in recent years.
www.library.cornell.edu /colldev/mideast/hasn2.htm   (2741 words)

  
 "Morocco After Hassan II" (September 2000)
Morocco badly needs economic reforms to defuse the ticking social time-bomb created by unemployment and wretched living conditions for millions of people, as well as laws that improve the level of foreign investment, decrease the influence of bureaucracy, and improve the deficient educational system, etc.
King Hassan II once said that Morocco was "a tree with its roots in Africa and its branches in Europe." Geographically speaking, Morocco sits on the fringes of Africa, Europe and the Arab World.
This situation poisoned the relations of Morocco with neighboring Algeria, which, because of a similar (albeit competing) strong nationalistic identity, was the main supporter of the POLISARIO front (the movement which advocated the independence of Western Sahara).
www.meib.org /articles/0009_me1.htm   (2956 words)

  
 George Bush Presidential Library and Museum   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Morocco is also responding to the call to all governments to recognize the rights and freedoms of their people.
In the Gulf, Morocco was among the first to commit forces in defense of Saudi Arabia.
King Hassan spoke in Arabic, and his remarks were translated by an interpreter.
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 King Hassan II   (Site not responding. Last check: )
King Hassan II has been on the throne since 1962, when he succeeded his late father, Sultan Mohammed V. Hassan is one of the few true autocrats in the world.
Hassan is a direct descendant of the Prophet's son in law, Ali.
Hassan is considered head of the faith, Islamic "commander of the faithful," in Morocco.
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 King Hassan II   (Site not responding. Last check: )
King Hassan II has been on the throne since 1962, when he succeeded his late father, Sultan Mohammed V. Hassan is one of the few true autocrats in the world.
Hassan is a direct descendant of the Prophet's son in law, Ali.
Hassan is considered head of the faith, Islamic "commander of the faithful," in Morocco.
geoimages.berkeley.edu /GeoImages/Miller/king.html   (278 words)

  
 His Majesty King Hassan II
Indeed, Prince Moulay Hassan was since his youngest age an active militant in the imperial college, the den of Moroccan militancy and nationalism.
In 1947, Prince Moulay Hassan took part in the historic trip of the late Mohammed V to Tangiers where his father delivered a speech claiming the independence of the country, its territorial integrity and its membership to the Arab League.
His Majesty Hassan II has ceaselessly been working for the unification of the Kingdom and the consolidation of its independence and territorial integrity: liberation of the province of Tarfaya (1958) and the province of Sidi Ifni (1969).
www.usa-morocco.org /hassan.htm   (1769 words)

  
 Morocco
Moroccan Jewry continues to enjoy the tolerance of King Hassan's regime, but antisemitic sentiment appears to have increased in the opposition media during 1997 and 1998.
King Hassan II, Morocco's constitutional monarch and religious leader since 1962, belongs to the Alawi dynasty, which has ruled the country since the seventeenth century.
The Sephardi chief rabbi of Israel, Eliyahu Bakshi Doron, was invited with Christian and Muslim leaders to participate in an international conference in Morocco in February 1998, a follow-up to a conference held in Barcelona in 1995.
www.axt.org.uk /antisem/archive/archive2/morocco/morocco.htm   (1169 words)

  
 Salon People | Morocco's King Hassan II dead at 70   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Hassan was friendly with the United States and has given counsel to every American president since John F. Kennedy.
An all-powerful monarch, Hassan is revered as a descendant of the Prophet Mohammed and has been an important unifying force in Morocco.
It was Hassan who in May 1995 mediated peace talks between Israeli Foreign Minister Shimon Peres and PLO chief Yasser Arafat.
www.salon.com /people/obit/1999/07/23/hassan   (709 words)

  
 Morocco's King Hassan Dies - CBS News
Hassan was friendly with the United States and has given counsel to every American president since John F. Kennedy.
An all-powerful monarch, Hassan is revered as a descendant of the Prophet Mohammed and has been an important unifying force in Morocco.
Hassan inherited the throne of Morocco when his father, King Mohamed V, died in 1961.
www.cbsnews.com /stories/1999/07/23/world/main55649.shtml   (636 words)

  
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If you have not travelled to Morocco (often mis-spelt as Moroco or Morrocco), look at our About Morocco and Regions Of Morocco sections to learn more about this colourful country, the contrast of the Sahara desert with fertile valleys, the snow capped Atlas mountains and the Atlantic coast.
If you are looking for a particular place, visit our Map Of Morocco which has a short description of each location, and a link to a page with detail, pictures and the list of accommodation (hotels and riads) we can book for you.
To find a hotel or riad in Morocco that has been recommended to you, follow our Hotels And Riads link (which also explains the design of a ryad).
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