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(Marocco-Israele) L’accordo tra Marocco e Israele e le implicazioni regionali

Intissar Fakir, Middle East Institute:

The December 2020 Moroccan-Israeli normalization deal has evolved from a vehicle enabling Morocco to gain long-sought U.S. recognition of its claims on Western Sahara to a broader strategic partnership with Israel. Geopolitically, the relationship provides clear benefits to both sides: for Morocco overt access to Israeli security and military cooperation, and for Israel greater acceptance, presence, and potential influence in North Africa. But the bond has already enflamed regional tensions as Algeria grows weary of the scope of Morocco’s military cooperation and its hardware purchases. The two North African neighbors need to find means of reaching accommodation, and the international community can play a key role in helping to build such opportunities.

Morocco and Israel: Economic Opportunities, Military Incentives, and Moral Hazards | Middle East Institute (mei.edu)