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Is the North African kingdom a trustworthy partner?
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09/25/2022
 

Israel and Morocco: New Best Friends?
Is the North African kingdom a trustworthy partner?

BY MIHAILO S. ZEKIC

Morocco is considering buying Israel’s Barak 8 missile defense system, the Jerusalem Post reported on January 6. Neither the Israeli nor the Moroccan governments have confirmed the report. Morocco is also reportedly considering buying defense systems from other countries instead. But if confirmed, this would give the Moroccan military quite a potent weapon.

In November, Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz visited Rabat, Morocco’s capital. On November 24, Gantz signed a defense cooperation agreement with Moroccan Defense Administration Minister Abdellatif Loudiyi. This makes Morocco the first Arab country to enter an official defense pact with Israel.

In the aftermath of the Abraham Accords it seems like many nations in the Middle East earnestly desire peace with Israel. But sadly all these peace pacts have a deadly flaw.

 

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