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Morocco breaks up ISIS-linked cell which planned attacks

Morocco breaks up ISIS-linked cell which planned attacks

Moroccan police arrest five people suspected of planning cross-border attacks.Elad Benari, 07/10/2021 06:44
Algeria closes its airspace to Moroccan planes

Algeria closes its airspace to Moroccan planes

Algeria announces it has closed its airspace to all Moroccan planes, cites "provocations and hostile practices".Elad Benari, 23/09/2021 06:47
Israel's Supreme Court rejects lawsuit to recognize Moroccan Jews as Holocaust victims

Israel's Supreme Court rejects lawsuit to recognize Moroccan Jews as Holocaust victims

Israeli Supreme Court rules that Jews of Morocco are ineligible for Holocaust compensation.Asaf Shalev, JTA, 28/08/2021 21:29
Algeria threatens to divert gas supplies from Morocco pipeline

Algeria threatens to divert gas supplies from Morocco pipeline

Algeria threatens to divert Spain-bound natural gas exports via an undersea pipeline that bypasses Morocco.Elad Benari, 27/08/2021 06:44
Israeli murdered in Morocco

Israeli murdered in Morocco

Police in Tangier investigating death of 36-year-old manager of Jewish restaurant who was stabbed to death by another man.Ido Ben Porat, 26/08/2021 00:48
Algeria cuts ties with Morocco, is angry with Lapid

Algeria cuts ties with Morocco, is angry with Lapid

Algeria severs ties with Morocco due to "hostile actions", blasts "aggressive message" against it by Minister Lapid when he visited Rabat.Ido Ben Porat, 25/08/2021 03:59
Moroccan King writes to Israeli President Herzog

Moroccan King writes to Israeli President Herzog

King Mohammad VI of Morocco sends special letter to Israeli Pres. Herzog, expressing hope for 'peace for all peoples in the region.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 20/08/2021 14:21
Algeria blames Israel and Morocco for wildfires

Algeria blames Israel and Morocco for wildfires

Algeria says group backed by Morocco and Israel is one of two groups responsible for devastating wildfires that hit the country this month.Elad Benari, 20/08/2021 05:40
New academic era: Israeli, Moroccan, universities sign historic agreement

New academic era: Israeli, Moroccan, universities sign historic agreement

Hebrew University of Jerusalem and Morocco’s Mohammed VI Polytechnic University sign historic agreement.Arutz Sheva Staff, 18/08/2021 10:31
Lapid: Israel, Morocco to open embassies within 2 months

Lapid: Israel, Morocco to open embassies within 2 months

Foreign Minister Lapid attends opening of Israeli mission to Morocco, presents king with President Herzog's invitation to visit Israel.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/08/2021 18:20
US welcomes Lapid's historic visit to Morocco

US welcomes Lapid's historic visit to Morocco

Blinken: Lapid’s trip is significant for Israel, Morocco, and the broader region.Elad Benari, 12/08/2021 06:01
Historic visit to Morocco

Historic visit to Morocco

Foreign Min. Yair Lapid to leave with delegation on historic visit to Morocco, inaugurate Israel's diplomatic mission in Rabat.Ido Ben Porat, 10/08/2021 18:55
US position on Western Sahara remains unchanged under Biden

US position on Western Sahara remains unchanged under Biden

Trump agreed to recognize Morocco’s sovereignty over the Western Sahara as part of the deal in which Morocco normalized ties with Israel.Elad Benari, 29/07/2021 05:30
First direct flight from Israel lands in Morocco

First direct flight from Israel lands in Morocco

El Al plane lands in Marrakesh, Morocco, six hours after it took off from Tel Aviv.Arutz Sheva Staff, 26/07/2021 15:18
Israel launches direct flights to Morocco

Israel launches direct flights to Morocco

7 months after normalization agreement, commercial flights between Israel and Morocco kick off.Arutz Sheva Staff, 25/07/2021 14:08
Lapid to visit Morocco

Lapid to visit Morocco

Lapid will become the first Israeli Foreign Minister to visit Morocco at the end of July.Elad Benari, 20/07/2021 06:04
Biden admin restarts Guantanamo Bay detainee transfer program

Biden admin restarts Guantanamo Bay detainee transfer program

In first transfer of administration, 56-year old Moroccan prisoner transferred from Guantanamo Bay back to home country of Morocco.Dan Verbin, 19/07/2021 16:48
Israel and Morocco sign cybersecurity cooperation agreement

Israel and Morocco sign cybersecurity cooperation agreement

Israel’s National Cyber Directorate signs cybersecurity cooperation agreement with Morocco.Ben Ariel, 16/07/2021 06:17
Moroccan Foreign Minister invited to visit Israel

Moroccan Foreign Minister invited to visit Israel

Foreign Ministry Director General hands letter from Foreign Minister Yair Lapid to his Moroccan counterpart.Nitsan Keidar, 08/07/2021 05:42
King of Morocco to Bennett: Warm congratulations and wishes for success

King of Morocco to Bennett: Warm congratulations and wishes for success

King Mohammed VI of Morocco sends congratulatory letter to Prime Minister Bennett, promises to advance peace in the Middle East.Elad Benari, 17/06/2021 04:46
Israir to launch direct flights between Israel and Marrakesh

Israir to launch direct flights between Israel and Marrakesh

Israeli airline to launch direct flights between Israel and Morocco's Marrakesh in July.Elad Benari, 02/06/2021 05:00
Report: Moroccan PM congratulated Hamas on 'victory' in Gaza

Report: Moroccan PM congratulated Hamas on 'victory' in Gaza

Morocco's Prime Minister reportedly sent a congratulatory letter to Hamas' political bureau chief following recent Gaza fighting.Ben Ariel, 25/05/2021 05:41
Watch: Thousands of Moroccan migrants flood Spain after political spat

Watch: Thousands of Moroccan migrants flood Spain after political spat

Spain accused Morocco of political blackmail after 8,000 migrants tried entering Spanish town.Arutz Sheva Staff, 23/05/2021 10:36
Morocco concerned over violence in Jerusalem

Morocco concerned over violence in Jerusalem

Moroccan Foreign Ministry criticizes "violations" in Jerusalem, warns they are "likely to stir up tensions".Elad Benari, 10/05/2021 04:34
Blinken thanks Morocco for normalizing ties with Israel

Blinken thanks Morocco for normalizing ties with Israel

Morocco and Israel normalized ties in an agreement brokered by the Trump administration this past December.Elad Benari, Canada, 01/05/2021 01:39
Head of Morocco's liaison office arrives in Israel

Head of Morocco's liaison office arrives in Israel

Foreign Minister Gabi Ashkenazi speaks to head of Morocco's liaison office immediately upon his arrival in Israel.Nitsan Keidar, 10/02/2021 04:31
Israeli missions open in Dubai, Rabat

Israeli missions open in Dubai, Rabat

Ambassador David Govrin arrives to head first Israeli mission to Morocco in 20 years as new consulate opened in the UAE.Arutz Sheva Staff, 26/01/2021 16:56
Israel and Morocco sign agreement on direct flights

Israel and Morocco sign agreement on direct flights

The two countries agreed to normalize ties in a US-brokered agreement at the start of December.Elad Benari, 22/01/2021 04:40
Morocco becomes second Arab country to promote combating anti-Semitism and anti-Zionism

Morocco becomes second Arab country to promote combating anti-Semitism and anti-Zionism

Official Moroccan government-backed institution joins agreement with US to fight anti-Semitism and anti-Zionism.Ron Kampeas, JTA, 17/01/2021 22:43
US starts process of establishing consulate in Western Sahara

US starts process of establishing consulate in Western Sahara

Trump agreed to recognize Morocco’s sovereignty over Western Sahara as part of the deal in which Morocco normalized ties with Israel.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/01/2021 04:02
Morocco's government casts a shadow over Trump's peace plan

Morocco's government casts a shadow over Trump's peace plan

Morocco backing negotiations on Trump Peace Plan could help end the Arab-Jewish conflict. Op-ed.David Singer, 31/12/2020 17:00
Israel & Morocco: Rare combination of political and cultural ties

Israel & Morocco: Rare combination of political and cultural ties

Israel & Morocco recently announced re-establishing relations, but connection between peoples has been deep and long-standing.Arutz Sheva Staff, 30/12/2020 20:35
Netanyahu's map angered Morocco

Netanyahu's map angered Morocco

PM appears in video with a map separating Western Sahara from Morocco. Foreign Ministry spokesman: It was an error which will be corrected.Ben Ariel, 29/12/2020 05:39
Moroccan team in Israel to set up liaison office

Moroccan team in Israel to set up liaison office

Moroccan 'technical' team in Israel laying groundwork for reopening of liaison office after 20 years following recent normalization deal.AFP, 28/12/2020 17:14
Official delegation from Morocco to arrive in Israel today

Official delegation from Morocco to arrive in Israel today

Relations between the countries continue to strengthen as Morocco sends a delegation to Israel to advance opening of official mission.Arutz Sheva Staff, 28/12/2020 08:01
Will Biden Administration end the Abraham Accords?

Will Biden Administration end the Abraham Accords?

PM's diplomatic adviser sums up visit to Morocco and says to Arutz Sheva that other countries want to 'jump on bandwagon' of normalization.Yoni Kempinski, 27/12/2020 09:01
Netanyahu and King of Morocco speak first time since resuming relations

Netanyahu and King of Morocco speak first time since resuming relations

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu talks with King Mohammed VI of Morocco. Netanyahu invites him to visit Israel.Nitzan Kedar, 26/12/2020 19:36
Netanyahu invites King of Morocco to Israel

Netanyahu invites King of Morocco to Israel

PM Netanyahu speaks with the King of Morocco for the first time since the agreement to normalize ties between the two countries.Elad Benari, Canada, 25/12/2020 20:38
Algerian politician says Morocco's PM is a 'traitor'

Algerian politician says Morocco's PM is a 'traitor'

Head of Algeria's largest Islamist party brands Morocco's Prime Minister a "traitor" over normalization of ties with Israel.Elad Benari, 25/12/2020 06:05
Morocco and Israel to launch direct flights within months

Morocco and Israel to launch direct flights within months

Morocco's Tourism Minister says Morocco and Israel will launch direct flights between the countries in "two to three months".Elad Benari, 25/12/2020 03:57
US setting up consulate in Western Sahara

US setting up consulate in Western Sahara

The move comes after Trump recognized Morocco's sovereignty over the region as part of normalization agreement with Israel.Elad Benari, 25/12/2020 02:14
Moroccan flags on the walls of the Old City of Jerusalem

Moroccan flags on the walls of the Old City of Jerusalem

Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Lion: I hope that when the coronavirus crisis is over, we will see tourists from Morocco coming to visit Jerusalem.Orli Harari, 24/12/2020 06:39
Moroccan FM: Defending Palestinians not contrary to cooperation with Israel

Moroccan FM: Defending Palestinians not contrary to cooperation with Israel

Moroccan Minister of Foreign Affairs: We began talks with Israel in 2018. The King asked to meet with Israelis.Arutz Sheva Staff, 24/12/2020 04:06
A Jewish blessing before the king of Morocco

A Jewish blessing before the king of Morocco

NSC head upon seeing the king: 'Blessed are you, Hashem our G-d, King of the world who has given of his glory to flesh and blood."Yoni Kempinski, Nitzan Keidar, 23/12/2020 17:21
'Moroccans are dying to meet Israelis'

'Moroccans are dying to meet Israelis'

How are the Moroccan people reacting to the normalization deal with Israel? i24NEWS speaks with North Africa expert Yasmine Hasnaoui.i24NEWS, 22/12/2020 22:50
Watch: US, Israeli, Moroccan officials deliver statements from Rabat

Watch: US, Israeli, Moroccan officials deliver statements from Rabat

Jared Kushner, Israeli NSA Meir Ben Shabbat & Moroccan FM Nasser Bourita deliver statements recapping historic day in Morocco.Arutz Sheva Staff, 22/12/2020 21:33
First Israeli flight lands in Morocco

First Israeli flight lands in Morocco

US-Israel delegation lands in Rabat for further talks on normalization between Israel and Morocco.Gary Willig, 22/12/2020 16:10
Israeli-American delegation departs for Morocco

Israeli-American delegation departs for Morocco

Delegation to be headed by Trump senior adviser Jared Kushner & Middle East envoy Avi Berkowitz.Nitzan Keidar, 22/12/2020 10:36
El Al to operate historic flight to Morocco

El Al to operate historic flight to Morocco

Joint US-Israeli delegation will take off from Ben Gurion Airport to Rabat on Tuesday. The flight is expected to last about six hours.Ben Ariel, 21/12/2020 02:02
Hi to Morocco and Bhutan, bye to Hanan Ashrawi

Hi to Morocco and Bhutan, bye to Hanan Ashrawi

All three changes in the Middle East this week were welcome, with good riddance to Hanan Ashrawi who claims she is Canaanite. Op-ed.David Singer, 17/12/2020 20:00
Israeli, Moroccan UN ambassadors will light candles together on the 8th night of Hanukkah

Israeli, Moroccan UN ambassadors will light candles together on the 8th night of Hanukkah

Morocco’s Ambassador to UN will join Israel’s Ambassador to the UN Gilad Erdan in-person on Thursday night to light final Hanukkah candle.Arutz Sheva Staff, 16/12/2020 21:59
Tunisian PM: No plans to normalize ties with Israel

Tunisian PM: No plans to normalize ties with Israel

Tunisia's PM says his country has no plans to follow in the footsteps of Morocco.Elad Benari, 16/12/2020 05:47
First Israeli-American delegation to visit Morocco next week

First Israeli-American delegation to visit Morocco next week

Jared Kushner to participate in Israeli-led delegation to Morocco to continue normalization talks.Arutz Sheva Staff, 15/12/2020 19:25
Conference of European Rabbis welcomes Israel-Morocco normalization

Conference of European Rabbis welcomes Israel-Morocco normalization

CER releases statement praising Moroccan King Mohammed VI for normalizing relations with Israel, teaching Jewish history.Arutz Sheva Staff, 15/12/2020 17:34
Moroccan authorities prevent protest against agreement with Israel

Moroccan authorities prevent protest against agreement with Israel

The main political parties in Morocco have welcomed the deal to normalize ties with Israel, but Islamist groups have rejected it.Elad Benari, 15/12/2020 05:44
Report: Morocco to invest millions in rebuilding Jewish sites

Report: Morocco to invest millions in rebuilding Jewish sites

King Mohammad VI of Morocco reportedly interested in investing large amounts into rebuilding Jewish heritage sites, attracting tourists.i24NEWS, 14/12/2020 16:46
Moroccan schools to teach Jewish history and culture

Moroccan schools to teach Jewish history and culture

Head of academic programs at Moroccan education ministry says move aims to "highlight Morocco's diverse identity."AFP, 13/12/2020 08:53