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Kushner, Israeli delegation arrive in Morocco on first direct flight

Israeli and Moroccan officials are expected to sign the first of several accords cementing relations between the two countries.
Moroccans celebrate in front of the parliament building in Rabat on December 13, 2020, after the US adopted a new official map of Morocco that includes the disputed territory of Western Sahara. - Western Sahara is a disputed and divided former Spanish colony, mostly under Morocco's control, where tensions with the pro-independence Polisario Front have simmered since the 1970s. Morocco became the fourth Arab state this year, after the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Sudan, to announce it had agreed to norm

White House senior adviser Jared Kushner joined an Israeli delegation Tuesday on the first direct flight between Israel and Morocco since the two countries agreed to establish diplomatic relations under a US-brokered deal earlier this month.  

The Israeli delegation, led by national security adviser Meir Ben Shabbat and accompanied by President Donald Trump’s son-in-law, took an El Al flight to the Moroccan capital of Rabat in what marked the first direct commercial flight between the two countries.  

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