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Morocco's senate head postpones historic trip to Israel due to illness

President of the Moroccan Senate Enaam Mayara was forced to delay his historic visit to Israel after falling ill in Jordan.
President of the Moroccan Senate Enaam Mayara.

The president of the Moroccan Senate postponed a historic visit to Israel due to a medical emergency, Israel's Knesset announced on Wednesday. 

Enaam Mayara had been set to travel to Jerusalem and visit the Knesset on Thursday, a trip aimed at cementing ties between the two countries and their parliamentary bodies. He would be the first Moroccan official to visit Israel's Knesset.

Mayara had also planned to meet with members of the Palestinian Authority in the West Bank city of Ramallah before his anticipated arrival in Israel. That visit was canceled as well.

A joint statement issued by the Knesset and the Moroccan Senate announced that Mayara had been hospitalized in Amman after a medical issue arose while he was there. According to the statement, the Knesset and the Senate agreed to set a new date for a visit upon Mayara's return to the kingdom.

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