“The Moroccan Crown is liable to find that the underlying logic for a public entente with Israel, although complicated, is compelling”

Morocco And The Normalization Question
by Ilan Berman
November 11, 2020

…Since the start of the “normalization” wave this summer, speculation has abounded as to whether other regional nations would follow the lead of the UAE and Bahrain (and now Sudan) and establish full diplomatic relations with Israel. President Trump has expressed confidence that quite a few countries will do so in coming weeks. The Kingdom of Morocco ranks prominently on the list of prospective peace partners. At first blush, the North African nation seems like a natural candidate for “normalization” with Israel. The two countries share major civilizational links – some 10 percent of Israel’s population of 9.1 million is estimated to be of Moroccan descent, and many travel back to the Kingdom regularly. READ MORE

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