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For Spain, cooperation between Israel and Morocco is more of an opportunity than a...

A piece in El Español on Nov. 16 informed of a supposed agreement between Israel and Morocco to establish a joint military base in the Arab country. The news appears in the context of the current...
Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz speaks at an event at the Knesset celebrating the one-year anniversary of the Abraham Accords, Oct. 11, 2021. Photo by Yonatan Sindel/Flash90.

Gantz announces visit to Morocco, defense deal reportedly in works

Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz plans to visit Morocco on Nov. 24, Israel’s Ministry of Defense announced on Monday. While there, he is expected to sign a defense deal between the two countries. The United Arab...
A delegation that toured California to promote the Abraham Accords meets with Oracle CEO Safra Catz (fifth from left) on Nov. 8, 2021. Credit: Courtesy of Sharaka.

‘People-to-people’ relationships are centerpiece of Abraham Accords’ progress, advocates say

The Abraham Accords garnered headlines in 2020 as landmark normalization deals between the governments of Israel and Arab states. But more than a year later, advocates of the agreements are emphasizing their impact on...
A Royal Air Maroc Boeing 747-200B. Credit: Alain Durand via Wikimedia Commons.

Moroccan airline to start Tel Aviv-Casablanca flights

Moroccan national airline Royal Air Maroc announced on Tuesday that it is launching regular flights to Israel. The flights will start on Dec. 12 and fly between Casablanca and Tel Aviv, reported the Moroccan News Agency...
A marketplace in Morocco. Credit: Pixabay.

Israel National Security Council ends longtime travel advisory for Morocco

The Israeli National Security Council announced on Monday that it had canceled a travel alert that had been in effect for Morocco for more than a decade. The decision came following work conducted by security...
From left: Ben-Gurion University of the Negev vice president for global engagement professor Limor Aharonson-Daniel; BGU president professor Daniel Chamovitz; and BGU rector professor Chaim Hames at the signing ceremony of a Memorandum of Understanding (Mou) between BGU and Université Internationale de Rabat, Sept. 14, 2021. Credit: Courtesy.

Ben-Gurion University to team with second academic institution in Morocco

Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) in Israel and Université Internationale de Rabat (UIR) in Morocco signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to collaborate on the study of Moroccan Jewry, in addition to research and education. A...
Mohammed VI Polytechnic University in Morocco. Credit: Courtesy.

Israeli universities to partner with Moroccan tech school for joint research, degrees

Mohammed VI Polytechnic University (UM6P) in Morocco is working on agreements with two Israeli universities so far to promote academic collaboration. The Hebrew University of Jerusalem penned an understanding with the institution on Aug. 10,...
Rabat, Morocco, site of an Israeli liaison office. Credit: Pixabay.

Lapid inaugurates liaison office in Morocco, reveals opening of mutual embassies within months

Israeli Foreign Minister Yair Lapid inaugurated the Israeli liaison office in Rabat, Morocco, on Thursday, formally re-establishing ties between the two nations. According to the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Lapid was joined by Moroccan...
Israeli Foreign Minister Yair Lapid speaks during a Yesh Atid faction meeting at the Knesset on July 5, 2021. Photo by Olivier Fitoussi/Flash90.

Lapid travels to Morocco in first visit by an Israeli foreign minister since 2003

Israeli Foreign Minister Yair Lapid traveled to Morocco on Wednesday to inaugurate the Israeli Liaison Office in Rabat. His two-day visit to the country is the first by an Israeli foreign minister since 2003. The...
An El Al Dreamliner of the kind pictured here took off from Ben Gurion Airport in the first regular flight from Israel to Morocco on July 25, 2021. Credit: Flash90.

Israeli airlines launch first direct flights to Morocco

Two Israeli airlines, El Al and Israir, launched the first regular direct flights from Israel to Morocco on Sunday. Israir Flight 61 took off first at 8:15 a.m, followed by El Al flight 553, which...