Shifting geopolitical tides and security priorities have strained the once-close ties between Algiers and Washington.
The emergence of new worthy competitive actors has opened space for North African countries to relinquish Paris and leverage new partners.
Foreign Minister Yair Lapid inaugurated the liaison office in Rabat during his two-day visit to the country, the first by an Israeli minister since 2003.
Israeli FM Yair Lapid's visit is the first to Morocco by an Israeli minister since 2003, and the first such meeting in Morocco since US-brokered “Abraham Accords” with four Arab states: UAE, Bahrain, Sudan and Morocco.
The move comes after more than 6,000 migrants swam from the North African country into Spanish enclave of Ceuta, deepening a diplomatic spat between Rabat and Madrid.
At least 5,000 migrants reached the enclave by swimming or walking at low tide from beaches in neighbouring Morocco, says local government spokesperson.
US President Biden will risk alienating Morocco, a reliable ally, if it reverses the Trump administration's deal.
The Saharawi army launched four rockets in the direction of Guerguerat along the security wall that separates Saharawi fighters from Moroccan forces in the desert territory.
Both sides sign four bilateral deals centering on direct air links, water management, connecting financial systems, and a visa waiver arrangement for diplomats, cementing a controversial Israel-Morocco reset of ties.
Chanting "Palestine is not for sale," protesters in the capital Rabat wave Palestinian flags and urge their government not to follow UAE and Bahrain who signed diplomatic pacts with Israel.
Al Jazeera report says Rabat’s ambassador in Abu Dhabi was recalled, which if true suggests a deep rift between Morocco and the UAE.
The Saudi-led OIC must recognise the desire for autonomy and real change in Muslim countries or risk being replaced by new actors.
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