Another Historic Peace Agreement

Dec 10, 2020

Today, President Donald Trump announced that his administration helped secure a peace and normalization agreement between Israel and Morocco. 

President Trump spoke with the king of Morocco today and then issued a proclamation recognizing the United States’ support for Morocco’s autonomy over the Western Sahara territory, stating “Therefore, as of today, the United States recognizes Moroccan sovereignty over the entire Western Sahara territory and reaffirms its support for Morocco’s serious, credible, and realistic autonomy proposal as the only basis for a just and lasting solution to the dispute over the Western Sahara territory. The United States believes that an independent Sahrawi State is not a realistic option for resolving the conflict and that genuine autonomy under Moroccan sovereignty is the only feasible solution.”   

He congratulated the two countries in a tweet: “Another HISTORIC breakthrough today! Our two GREAT friends Israel and the Kingdom of Morocco have agreed to full diplomatic relations – a massive breakthrough for peace in the Middle East!” He also stated, “Morocco recognized the United States in 1777.  It is thus fitting we recognize their sovereignty over the Western Sahara. Morocco's serious, credible, and realistic autonomy proposal is the ONLY basis for a just and lasting solution for enduring peace and prosperity!”

Earlier U.S. administrations believed that such an approach for peace was impossible. Then-Secretary of State John Kerry said in 2016 that no separate peace between Israel and Arab states was possible. However, this is the fourth historic peace deal between Israel and an Arab nation in the last four months. In October, the Trump administration facilitated an agreement between the Republic of Sudan and Israel. In September, President Trump signed the Abraham Accords, historic peace agreements that he coordinated to establish full diplomatic relations between the United States, United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Israel. 

This agreement, like the Abraham Accords, will immediately open liaison offices in Israel, start scheduling direct flights to and from Morocco and Israel, and foster “cooperation” between companies in both nations. As part of this deal, Morocco will establish full diplomatic relations and resume official contacts with Israel and will also be promoting economic cooperation between Israeli American companies. 

Liberty Counsel Founder and Chairman Mat Staver said, “We are grateful for and amazed at President Trump’s wise foreign policy strategy that makes these historic breakthroughs for peace between Israel and its Arab neighbors. When he took office, the Middle East had been in a state of extreme turmoil for years. Now more Arab and Muslim countries will likely seek to normalize relations with Israel which will bring peace and prosperity to the region and the people who live there.” 

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