Amar, David
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Born in Settat, Morocco, David Amar (1920–2000) was an important leader of the Moroccan Jewish community. As president of the Jewish community of Kenitra, the town where he began his career in business, he established ties with Moroccan nationalist circles, which helped him secure the position of secretary general of the Conseil des Communautés Israélites du Maroc (CCIM) after independence in 1956. During the difficult years between 1956 and 1967, he skillfully maneuvered to preserve the cohesion of the country’s Jewish communities amid massive emigra…

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Mohammed Hatimi, “Amar, David”, in: Encyclopedia of Jews in the Islamic World, Executive Editor Norman A. Stillman. Consulted online on 25 July 2017
First published online: 2010



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