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Toledano, Meyer
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Meyer Toledano was born in 1918 in Casablanca, and became a political activist during World War II. From 1949 to 1952 he was the editor of the pro-Zionist newspaper Noʿar. In 1951 he changed its political direction and instead urged Moroccan Jewry to support the nationalist independence movement. Toledano succeeded in arousing a spirit of Moroccan patriotism among a small segment of Jewish youth and, with Félix Nataf, founded Amitiés Marocaines, an interfaith group with a platform advocating independence from France. During the Moroccan crisis in the 1950s, Toled…

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Mohammed Hatimi, “Toledano, Meyer”, in: Encyclopedia of Jews in the Islamic World, Executive Editor Norman A. Stillman. Consulted online on 02 December 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1878-9781_ejiw_SIM_0021400>
First published online: 2010

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