Several Israeli media have welcomed the Moroccan position on the “deal of the century” which was announced Tuesday evening by U.S. President Donald Trump at a conference at the White House, which was attended by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and a number of representatives and ambassadors of Arab countries in Washington.
Most Israeli newspapers considered the Moroccan position as “positive” at a time when other Arab countries have expressed their total rejection of the agreement.
The newspaper “Times of Israel” considered Morocco a strategic ally of the United States, and that it appreciates the agreement of the century sponsored by this country in the Middle East. For its part, the newspaper “Israel National News” published the statement of the Moroccan Ministry of Foreign Affairs in its entirety.
Morocco’s official position is distinguished by its balanced character and its difference from the positions of the Arab countries that rejected the agreement as a whole, because those countries felt that the agreement favored the Israelis at the expense of the Palestinians. For their part, the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia and Egypt had opted for a moderate position with regard to the agreement, calling on the countries of the region to make peace an objective that took precedence over all other considerations.
And at a time when it appreciated the economic aspect of the agreement, which the Foreign Ministry’s statement prefers to call a “peace plan” instead of the “deal of the century”, a term used in the media but with many ambiguous meanings, Morocco stressed the need to also take into consideration the political aspect, calling for the realization of the two-state solution; a solution that Morocco has always defended, stressing the need for Jerusalem to remain a destination for the followers of the three monotheistic religions.
It should be noted that His Majesty King Mohammed VI chairs the Jerusalem Committee, succeeding his father, the late King Hassan II, may God rest his soul.