News of the Day: October 3, 2019

Morocco’s King Calls on Islamic Countries to Take Joint Action against Climate Change

By North Africa Post

Lede: King Mohammed VI has called on Islamic countries to adopt a common action to counter the challenges of climate change, saying no single country, whatever its capabilities, can effectively address the pressing environmental problems and their negative effects which go beyond geographic borders.

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Newsworthy: The story is timely because the king gave the message the day before this article was published.

130,000 descendants of expelled Spanish Jews submit citizenship applications

By Yabiladi

Lede: A total of 130,000 Sephardi Jews have submitted applications for the Spanish citizenship for believing that they are descendants of Spanish Jews expelled from Al Andalus in the fifteenth century, Israeli newspaper Haaretz reported.

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Newsworthy: This story is timely because Oct. 1 was the last day to apply for Jews apply for citizenship.

2,000 Jews live in Morocco, according to the Israel Central Bureau of Statistics

By Yabiladi

Lede: On Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year to be celebrated Sunday, the Israel Central Bureau of Statistics released a new report on the number of Jews living in various countries around the world.  

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Newsworthy: This article is timely because it refers to a new report released for the Jewish New Year.