Morocco and Israel in December signed a US-brokered normalisation agreement in Rabat. The Israeli foreign ministry has selected a diplomat to reopen the Jewish state’s liaison office in Morocco, an official said, weeks after the two countries normalised ties. Morocco and Israel in December signed a US-brokered normalisation agreement in Rabat, with bilateral deals centring on direct air links, water management, connecting financial systems and a visa waiver arrangement for diplomats. Morocco closed its liaison office in Tel Aviv in 2000, at the start of the second Palestinian intifada, or uprising. The kingdom has North Africa’s largest Jewish community of about 3,000 people, and Israel is home to 700,000 Jews of Moroccan origin.
Source: The North Africa Journal January 11, 2021 17:48 UTC