Board of Deputies President Marie van der Zyl has welcomed the decision of Morocco to establish relations with Israel.
Marie said: Today, Israel has hundreds of thousands of Jewish citizens of Moroccan ancestry, whose families fled persecution following the establishment of the State of Israel. The news that Morocco has formally recognised Israel therefore carries special significance and represents an opportunity to anchor the long-standing connection between Morocco and the Jewish people, and formalise a rich and deep shared history. We hope that many more nations will join this path to peace in the region and that this will help lead to a strong and lasting peace between Israel and all her neighbours.
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