A group of six North African journalists and bloggers is visiting Israel this week as guests of Israel’s foreign ministry after an invitation from the department’s deputy spokesman for Arab Media, Hassan Kaabiya.
The visit is the sixth such initiative to bring Arabic-language media representatives to Israel and the first time the delegation includes journalists and bloggers from Algeria and Tunisia. Previously, only journalists from Morocco had come to Israel, most recently in November 2016 when seven Moroccan journalists participated in a weeklong trip to Israel.
The Hamas terror group condemned the Moroccans’ visit, calling it a “crime against our people.”
Following the delegation’s Monday visit to Jerusalem’s Old City and the Temple Mount, on Tuesday, the journalists visited Yad Vashem, Israel’s national Holocaust memorial, the Foreign Ministry, the Supreme Court, and the Knesset.