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Trump receives Morocco's highest award for Middle East work

White House senior adviser Jared Kushner and Middle East envoy Avi Berkowitz received other awards for their work on the Israel-Morocco deal, which was reached in December.


COVID-19 and normalization: Reflections on Israel's 2020

2020 would have been an excellent year for Israel had it not been for the coronavirus pandemic

Normalization and the turmoil in Yemen - opinion

A determination to frustrate Iran’s aspiration to dominate the Middle East is one element uniting Israel and the Arab signatories to the Abraham Accords.

Meir Ben Shabbat and Jared Kushner meet with King Mohammed VI of Morocco

Morocco's King to Netanyahu: Opening embassies is the 'natural next step'

“This is the beginning of a beautiful friendship,” Netanyahu told the king, quoting from the movie Casablanca.

Sudan officially joins Abraham Accords to normalize Israel ties

Sudan became the third of four countries to agree to sign on to the Trump administration-brokered accords, following the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain, and before Morocco.

Morocco: Israel’s bridge to the Muslim world? - opinion

Of all the four Islamic state normalization agreements, Israel’s most recent agreement forged with Morocco stands out for its potential for long-term strategic advantage.


Normalization deals can benefit Palestinians - Mladenov to NYT

"Neither Israel nor the Arab countries will want to ruin the treaty, giving other countries leverage in Israel."

Meet Aryeh Lightstone, behind-the-scenes US-Israel facilitator

From ordained New York rabbi, educator and entrepreneur to major player in international diplomacy.


The Abraham Accords domino effect will lead to more peace deals

DIPLOMATIC AFFAIRS: It was hard to predict in January 2020 that, by the end of the year, Israel would have relations with four more Arab countries.

2020: A year when normalization trumped annexation

SETTLEMENT AFFAIRS: Israel pulled back from West Bank annexation in 2020, but the story is not over.

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