Trump announces Israel-Morocco to normalize relations
by Matthew Lee
December 10, 2020
Israel and Morocco have agreed to normalize relations, President Donald Trump said Thursday, marking the fourth Arab-Israeli agreement in four months. As part of the deal announced near the end of Trump’s term, the United States will recognize Morocco’s claim over the disputed Western Sahara region. Trump said Israel and Morocco would restore diplomatic and other relations, including the immediate reopening of liaison offices in Tel Aviv and Rabat and the eventual opening of embassies. U.S. officials said there would be joint overflight rights for airlines. READ MORE
ISRAEL HAYOM Moroccan Jews laud normalization as ‘Hanukkah miracle’ The announcement of the establishment of full diplomatic ties between Morocco and Israel evokes a wave of joyous celebrations among Jews living in the north-African country.
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