(Washington, D.C., Dec. 10, 2020)— B’nai B’rith International President Charles O. Kaufman and CEO Daniel S. Mariaschin have issued the following statement:
The agreement to normalize relations between Israel and Morocco announced today is another huge breakthrough in the effort to achieve peace in the Middle East.
We praise the leaders of Israel and Morocco for taking this important step forward together, and the United States for brokering the historic deal.
The agreement establishes diplomatic relations, promotes economic cooperation and allows air travel to and from Israel from Morocco, among other important provisions, and will not only improve Israel and Morocco’s bi-lateral relationship, but the lives of their citizens as well. The storied history of the Moroccan Jewish community adds a special element to today’s announcement.
With this agreement following in the footsteps of those made between Israel and the UAE, Bahrain and Sudan, 2020 has been a very positive year for advancing peace and stability in the region.
We look forward to the future and further agreements that will continue to promote peace and coexistence.
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