By JNS Reporter
Israel will officially recognize Moroccan sovereignty over the disputed Western Sahara region. That’s according to a letter, which King Mohammed VI, the kingdom’s ruler, said on Monday that he received from Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
The prime minister’s office has not commented.
Jerusalem’s updated position will be “reflected in all relevant acts and documents of the Israeli government,” the monarch stated.
Israel also pledged to share its decision with “the United Nations, to regional and international organizations of which Israel is a member and to all countries with which Israel maintains diplomatic relations,” per the monarch.
Netanyahu informed Morocco that his government is mulling opening of a consulate in the coastal city of Dakhla as part of the move, according to Morocco.
During a visit to Rabat last month, Knesset Speaker Amir Ohana supported Moroccan sovereignty over Western Sahara.
“Israel should move toward that goal of recognizing the Moroccan Sahara just as our closest ally the United States did,” Ohana said during a news conference in the capital. “I supported and pushed toward that goal.”
Former U.S. President Donald Trump first recognized Moroccan rule over Western Sahara in return for the kingdom’s partial upgrade of relations with the Jewish state.
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