Israel announces the construction of a new permanent ’embassy’ in Rabat

The Israel Liaison Office in Morocco announced the start of construction of the “Israeli embassy headquarters” in Rabat on Wednesday, February 22.

“This is a historic moment, and we are delighted to be here today; God willing, we will have our own home within a year!” “It will be more than an embassy; it will be a home for all Israelis in Morocco,” said Alona Fisher Cam, the office’s director.

According to the i24News channel, David Govrin, the former head of the Israeli liaison office in Morocco, signed a contract on August 1 for the construction of a permanent Israeli embassy in Morocco.

In order to elevate the liaison offices in Rabat and Tel Aviv to the status of embassies, Morocco had reportedly demanded that the Israeli government recognize Moroccan sovereignty over the Western Sahara in January, according to the US news outlet Axios.

The visit of his Moroccan counterpart to inaugurate the Moroccan embassy’s headquarters in Tel Aviv was announced by the former Israeli Minister of Foreign Affairs, Yair Lapid, in statements to the country’s press on June 15.

Local media was then informed by an Israeli diplomatic source that Nasser Bourita’s visit, which is set for the summer, should coincide with the conversion of the Israeli liaison office in Rabat into an embassy. However, the diplomatic chief’s trip is still not confirmed.

On December 10, 2020, Morocco and Israel officially reestablished their diplomatic ties after a 20-year hiatus.

a restart that was made possible by the US acknowledging the kingdom’s control over Western Sahara.

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