The Presidential Medal of Honor awarded by Israeli President Isaac Herzog this year goes to André Azoulay. King Mohammed VI’s advisor was decorated on Wednesday for his “tireless contribution to the State of Israel, the Jewish people and all humanity”.
Israeli President Isaac Herzog presented the Presidential Medal of Honor to André Azoulay in Israel on Wednesday. A festive atmosphere reigned in the space, with all the spotlights on André Azoulay.
The advisor to King Mohammed VI and President of the Anna Lindh Euro-Mediterranean Foundation for Dialogue between Cultures, based in Alexandria, Egypt, was honored for his “unique contribution to the State of Israel, the Jewish people and humanity”.
Launched in 2012, the occasion aims to decorate anyone who makes a significant contribution to the evolution of Israel. Alongside Barack Obama, Joe Biden and other recipients, André Azoulay is now one of these emblematic figures.
The list of laureates was announced on July 2 by the office of the Israeli head of state, with 13 candidates from a variety of backgrounds nominated to receive the presidential medal.
Since 1991, André Azoulay has made colossal efforts on behalf of Morocco. He began his fervent struggle alongside Hassan II, and now follows in the same footsteps with King Mohammed VI.
Accompanied at the ceremony by members of his family, the native of Essaouira received the award for his tireless efforts to promote Moroccan Judaism. Caught up in the ecstasy of the moment, it was “a great deal of emotion, but also so much hope and pride for my country, my King and my people. And for this civilization, which has never been so beautiful as when it is celebrated, and for all that it continues to embody with strength and uniqueness compared to so many others”, declared Azoulay.