Audrey Azoulay candidate à la direction générale de l'Unesco. Franceinfo 16/03/2017
Mediterranean Foundation awards Azoulay to the title of "Bringer of Peace" (lemag.ma 28.10.2014)
The city of Marseille as European Capital of Culture 2013, has awarded its Peace Medal to André Azoulay, "citizen ambassador of the Mediterranean." Le Matin.ma 05.04.2013.
In 2008 André Azoulay was elected president of the
Anna Lindh Euro-Mediterranean Foundation for the Dialogue Between
It is a network of civil society organisations
dedicated to promoting intercultural dialogue in the Mediterranean
It was set up in 2005 by the governments
of the Euro-Mediterranean Partnership (Euromed),
a political agreement made in 1995 between the European Union
and Algeria, Morocco, Tunisia, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Palestine,
Israel, Syria and Turkey.
It is named in honour of Anna Lindh,
the Swedish Foreign Minister who was murdered in 2003.
The name was put forward by Egypt at a meeting 25 September
The Foundation’s headquarters are in Alexandria in
About Andre Azoulay
André Azoulay (born 1941 in Essaouira) is a
senior adviser to King Mohammed VI of Morocco.
He previously advised Mohammed's father, King Hassan II.
According to Azoulay,
"Moroccan Jewish memories are many centuries old. We know
it has not all been rosy. There are black pages. But the Moroccan
Jewish past has nothing to do with the history of the Jews during
that same period in the West. In Morocco we have seen no deportations,
no Nazism, no concentration camps and no Inquisition whatsoever.
Rather, we have seen Jews and Muslims living together and respecting
The former British Consulat at the corner of Avenue Allal Ben Abdellah and Rue Laalouj in Essaouira. This was the home of a famous inhabitant of Essaouira - the adviser of the king of the foreign affairs, André Azoulay . Inside the building there is a courtyard where , it is said, the family produced a Mahia of figs.