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Israeli Cabinet Ratifies Upgrading Ties With Morocco

01/24/2021

The cabinet approved Israel’s normalization agreement with Morocco in a unanimous vote on Sunday.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called the agreement “a historic moment after four peace agreements with four Muslim and Arab states in four months” and praised King Mohammed VI.

Netanyahu also congratulated US President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris on entering office and said he expects to work with them “to strengthen the strong alliance between Israel and the US even more and expand the circle of peace between Israel and the Arab world for a real new Middle East and, of course, to deal with our shared challenges, foremost of which is the Iranian threat.”

Defense Minister Benny Gantz congratulated King Mohammed VI “for his bold leadership.”

“I am pleased that the process is moving forward,” he said. “We need to keep working with the Biden administration to expand and establish normalization and to respond to the Iranian threat.”

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