Trump Secures Fourth Arab-Israeli Peace Deal

Eric Scheiner | December 10, 2020

President Donald Trump said announced on Thursday, that Israel and Morocco have agreed to normalize relations. 


Morocco is the fourth Arab country to move reestablish normal relations with Israel in the last four months as part of the Trump administration's "Abraham Accords" initiative. 

Axios reports the deal has been long in the making.

The negotiations around this deal started two years ago but intensified in the last few months. Trump's senior adviser Jared Kushner and special envoy Avi Berkowitz negotiated directly with Moroccan Foreign Minister Nasser Bourita.

Part of the deal includes U.S. recognition of the disputed territory of Western Sahara as part of Morocco. If the Biden administration takes office in January it will have to decide whether or not to move forward with, or reverse, that decision.

If the decision is reversed, the peace process would likely collapse.