Israeli-Moroccan Security Cooperation and the Changing Landscape in North Africa
The visit to Israel of the Moroccan Armed Forces commanding officer, Lieutenant General Belkhir El-Farouk, in mid-September was the latest sign of a flourishing relationship - despite the recall by Israel of its Ambassador in Rabat. As military and security cooperation with Morocco grows tighter – and in parallel, Israel draws closer to Egypt in several strategic aspects – the complex political situation in North Africa (specifically, the orientation of Algeria, Tunisia, and Libya) requires closer Israeli attention.
The Abraham Accords, Israel, and Turkish-Indian Normalization
For Erdogan, who pushes a Neo-Ottomanist blended Pan-Islamist foreign policy, making such a turnaround in India-Pakistan policy will not be easy. However, given the Erdogan administration's flexibility and pragmatism, this is not a mission impossible.
From the Ocean to the Gulf: Normalization takes Hold
Morocco has maintained open channels with Israel for many years, and it values the unique Jewish contribution to its heritage. A new pattern of normalization with Israel now extends from the Atlantic to the Gulf. Morocco’s coordination with the US also is a vital part of the emerging alignment of forces of stability in the region. Israel now should give this breakthrough a firm grounding in policies beneficial to both peoples.