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What Israel and Morocco will gain from re-establishing ties


December 25, 2020

Fritz Cohen/GPO

Moroccan Jewish immigrants landing at the Haifa port in 1954.

(ISRAEL21c via JNS) - The Dec. 10 announcement of the re-establishment of diplomatic relations between Morocco and Israel marked the fourth time in the past four months that a Muslim-majority nation officially "friended" Israel.

But this was different from September's historic Abraham Accords, linking Israel with the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain in the Persian Gulf, and October's normalization agreement with Sudan.

"Morocco and Israel have been on the same side geopolitically for decades," said Tel Aviv University Professor Bruce Maddy-Weitzman, associate professor of Middle Eastern...

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