The US Embassy in Morocco spent two days at the Legation, brainstorming and team building under new US Ambassador Dwight Bush.
The Legation – with its role in saving Jews from the Holocaust – was a fitting venue for the Moroccan Mimouna Association to focus on Tangier in World War II.
In 1952, “Nylon Sid” Paley was tried for piracy at the American Legation.
Josh Shoemake returns to Tangier for an evening presenting his Literary Guide for Travelers.
Mohammed V’s Tangier speech of 9 April 1947 signaled a turning point in the road to independence, and coincided with the growing interest of the US in Morocco.
According to the Secretary of State, the Tangier American Legation is the preeminent “Culturally Significant Property.” But we symbolize much more: engagement with the Arab, Muslim, and African worlds, starting during the American Revolution.
A gift the President cannot refuse: take the Sultan’s lions, or my head will be chopped off!
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“Min Washington” by Abderrahim Foukara airs on Al Jazeera Arabic this week, and features an in-depth report of the Tangier American Legation and its long history.
Frigates – Moroccan and American – are in the news this week, as Tangier on the Strait of Gibraltar is reminded of its strategic position.