President Donald Trump has done it again.
He’s managed to forge another peace agreement, this time between Israel and Morocco.
This is the fourth agreement that Trump has pulled off in four months.
Trump said Israel and Morocco would restore diplomatic and other relations, including the immediate reopening of liaison offices in Rabat and Tel Aviv and the eventual opening of embassies. U.S. officials said it would also include joint overflight rights for airlines.
The White House said Trump and Morocco’s King Mohammed VI had agreed in a conversation that Morocco would “resume diplomatic relations between Morocco and Israel and expand economic and cultural cooperation to advance regional stability.”
The U.S. will also recognize the country’s claim over Western Sahara, the former Spanish North African territory that has been a long-running dispute that has confounded international negotiators for decades, the White House said in a statement.
Another HISTORIC breakthrough today! Our two GREAT friends Israel and the Kingdom of Morocco have agreed to full diplomatic relations – a massive breakthrough for peace in the Middle East!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 10, 2020
This is only possible because of @realDonaldTrump:
🇮🇱 🇦🇪 Israel-UAE peace deal.
🇮🇱 🇧🇭 Israel-Bahrain peace deal.
🇷🇸 🇽🇰 Serbia-Kosovo economic normalization.
🇮🇱 🇸🇩 Israel and Sudan make peace and normalize relations.
Today, 🇮🇱🇲🇦Israel and Morocco normalize ties.
— Steve Guest (@SteveGuest) December 10, 2020
They’ve had informal ties for some years but, as Steve Guest notes, it wasn’t until Trump moved the others that it became okay for everyone to get on-board.
The big tuna to come is Saudi Arabia which — one has to think — if it’s coming, it’s coming soon, creating a new block that is not only at peace with Israel but where things are not jacked around by Iran terrorizing the region.
What a huge difference between Trump versus Obama/Biden who never met a war or a drone strike they didn’t like. They were never able to achieve anything even close to this, they were always pandering to Iran.