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Thu, Dec 24, 2020

Charai in the National Interest: Why Israel and Morocco are ushering in a new era of peace

During a recent visit to Morocco, Israeli national security advisor Meir Ben-Shabbat did something highly symbolic: he expressed his allegiance to King Mohammed VI in Moroccan Arabic, demonstrating his own ties to the country as well as the greater history between the two nations. This is a historical moment, says Atlantic Council Board Director Ahmed Charai, which will mark a turn towards greater peace between Morocco and Israel and a return to the tolerance reflected in Morocco's history.

In the News by Atlantic Council

Israel Middle East

Tue, Dec 22, 2020

The quest for water: Will the Abraham Accords change the water landscape for the region?

With the threat of climate change already creating direct consequences for water security and conflict, safeguarding water for the region will prove to not only be a challenging task, but an even more crucial one than during the last multilateral efforts in the 1990s.

MENASource by Rumaitha Al Busaidi

Climate Change & Climate Action Energy & Environment

Mon, Dec 21, 2020

Can Bibi and Biden get along?

Few world leaders have been as close to Donald Trump as Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who has pushed policies—from suspected covert attacks against Iran to expanded settlements in the West Bank—that will likely antagonize the US president-elect.

Fast Thinking

Defense Policy Iran

Mon, Dec 14, 2020

Khoury quoted in the Washington Post on Israel-Morocco normalization

In the News

Israel Middle East

Sun, Dec 13, 2020

Mezran quoted in The Hill on Israel-Morocco normalization

In the News

Israel Middle East

Fri, Dec 11, 2020

Arbit quoted in TRT World on Israel-Morocco normalization

In the News

Israel Middle East

Fri, Dec 11, 2020

Lipner quoted in the Hill on Morocco-Israel normalization

In the News

Israel Middle East

Fri, Dec 11, 2020

Charai in the National Interest: The blessings of the Moroccan-Israel agreement

With the recent announcement of a normalization of relations between Morocco and Israel, critics have downplayed the importance of this new agreement for Morocco. However, Atlantic Council Board Director Ahmed Charai argues, the agreement was not inevitable, but rather a remarkable breakthrough, presenting lessons on the benefits of a regional diplomatic approach to future negotiators. […]

In the News by Atlantic Council

Israel Middle East

Thu, Dec 10, 2020

Experts react: What the Morocco-Israel deal means for the Middle East

Atlantic Council experts react to the normalization of ties between Morocco and Israel and what it means for the wider region.

MENASource by Atlantic Council

Africa Israel

Thu, Dec 3, 2020

Netanyahu and MBS are not done with Trump just yet

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman are circling their wagons. Like other Donald Trump fans, they are hunkering down now to meet the challenges of the impending post-Trump era.

MENASource by Shalom Lipner

Israel Middle East
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