Jared Kushner to take First Flight from Israel to Morocco
The first direct commercial flight between Rabat and Tel Aviv will take place next week.
Accompanying the US and Israeli delegation, White House Senior Advisor Jared Kushner will take the first direct flight from Israel to Morocco, which will mark the re-establishment of diplomatic relations between the two nations.
Kushner, who is US President Donald Trump’s son-in-law, will arrive first in Israel next Monday, December 21, to hold talks with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
On the following day, the US delegation headed by Kushner and the Israeli delegation led by Israeli national security adviser, Meir Ben-Shabbat will take the flight to Rabat, where discussions on bilateral agreements will ensue.
Israeli Airlines El Al might be the airliner for the first flight between Tel Aviv and Rabat. The carrier predicts in a statement that such flights “would be popular among Israeli clientele.”
On the other hand, Israeli Minister of Transportation Miri Regev expressed contentment for Morocco and Israel’s historic decision to establish full diplomatic ties.
Before the establishment of Israel in 1948, about 250,000 to 350,000 Jewish people lived in Morocco, which made the country home to the largest number of Jews in the Arab world.
Regev, who comes from the community of Moroccan Jewish immigrants, told Israel’s Army Radio in an interview: “I am so proud that our grandfathers and grandmothers can visit Morocco while still alive. This is peace.”