An Israeli-American delegation is set to take off for Morocco, the first-ever direct Israeli airline flight between Tel Aviv and Rabat on Wednesday.
Outgoing US President Donald Trump announced at the beginning of December that he had brokered a peace deal between Israel and Morocco. The deal entails the establishment of full diplomatic relations and air travel between the two nations, as well as US recognition of Morocco’s sovereignty over the Western Sahara.
Morocco is the fourth Arab country since August 2020 that has announced a Trump-brokered normalization agreement with Israel, after the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Sudan.
On Tuesday, Israeli media reported that a senior government official from a large Muslim-majority Asian country recently visited Israel. In an Army Radio interview, Israeli Intelligence Minister Eli Cohen suggested that the official may have been from Indonesia.