Outgoing US President Donald Trump has brokered a fourth peace deal in as many months, announcing via his favorite medium Twitter that “Israel and the Kingdom of Morocco have agreed to full diplomatic relations.” Morocco’s foreign ministry website on 10 December confirmed that it would “resume official contacts with [Israeli] counterparts and diplomatic relations as soon as possible.”

Morocco is following in the footsteps of the UAE, Bahrain and Sudan in recognizing Israel, becoming the fourth Arab state since August to be party to the ‘Abraham Accords’ (MEES, 30 October). (CONTINUED - 207 WORDS)