[The Hill] Why Morocco refused to normalize relations with Israel

Last week Edward Gabriel, the U.S. ambassador to Morocco from 1997-2001, predicted in an article that Morocco would not normalize relations with Israel following the agreement between Israel and the United Arab Emirates.  This article s an analysis on why Morocco refused a deal at this time. The Hill (August 31, 2020) – Morocco’s decision not to normalize relations with Israel following the agreement between Israel and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) likely came as a result of two overriding considerations. First, King Mohammed VI and the country consistently have supported a peace agreement between Israel and Palestine, and may have determined that a Moroccan agreement with Israel would damage the prospects for that. Second, acting during an election year in the United States was probably a deterrent for Morocco to move too hastily… [read full story here]

[The Hill] Why Morocco refused to normalize relations with Israel
Last week Edward Gabriel, the U.S. ambassador to Morocco from 1997-2001, predicted in an article that Morocco would not normalize relations with Israel following the agreement between Israel and the United Arab Emirates.  This article s an analysis on why Morocco refused a deal at this time. The Hill (August 31, 2020) – Morocco’s decision not to normalize relations with Israel following the agreement between Israel and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) likely came as a result of two overriding considerations. First, King Mohammed VI and the country consistently have supported a peace agreement between Israel and Palestine, and may have determined that a Moroccan agreement with Israel would damage the prospects for that. Second, acting during an election year in the United States was probably a deterrent for Morocco to move too hastily… [read full story here]