While you’re only a ferry ride away from Europe, a country on the African continent, and a part of the Mediterranean region, you, Morocco, defy stereotypes. No box - whether European, African, Arabian, or the Mediterranean - can contain you. You demonstrate that one’s geography does not define oneself. You’re set far away from your Muslim brothers but still keep this long-distance relationship alive. You also set a precedent for coexistence between Jews and the Muslim world; whether it was when your monarchy enshrined Judaism as a component of the national identity in the 2011 constitution or having a Jew, Andre Azoulay, as the advisor to your King, the descendant of the Prophet Muhammad. However, it is not just your king or government but your people, too. The Mimouna Students, for instance, a group of non-Jewish students working to protect and preserve the history of Morocco’s once vibrant Jewish community. You, Morocco, with your sandy dunes and towering Atlas mountains, showed that, even in the most remote locations, beautiful friendships can bloom.