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Israel and Morocco to normalize relations

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 12/10/20, 02:25 pm

The Trump administration’s push for Arab-Israeli peace agreements continues. The president on Thursday announced that Morocco agreed to become the fourth Arab nation in four months to establish normal diplomatic ties with Israel.

What’s in the deal? The United States agreed to recognize Morocco’s claim over the disputed Western Sahara region, a former Spanish North African territory. Israel will open a liaison office in Rabat, and Morocco will do the same in Tel Aviv, with the goal of eventually opening embassies. The countries will also establish joint overflight rights for airlines, U.S. officials said. Morocco follows the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, and Sudan. U.S. officials say they are also pushing for a deal with Saudi Arabia.

Dig deeper: Read Mindy Belz’s analysis of the recent improvement in Middle East relations.

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Rachel Lynn Aldrich

Rachel is an assistant editor for WORLD Digital. She is a Patrick Henry College and World Journalism Institute graduate. Rachel resides with her husband in Wheaton, Ill.

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  • OldMike
    Posted: Thu, 12/10/2020 03:02 pm

    Congratulations to President Trump and his Administration!  A good development!

    And the mainstream media response: [crickets]

    Seriously. The most well-known foreign media is covering this--The Guardian, BBC, Reuters, etc. but you have to go farther down the Google search results to find CNN, Associated Press, or New York Times. Didn't see Washington Post in first page of search results at all. 

    But of course, as we all know, there has never been U.S. media bias against President Trump!

  • Big Jim
    Posted: Fri, 12/11/2020 04:30 pm

    A belated Nobel Peace Prize to President Trump is in order!