More than six months after the normalization of diplomatic relations between Israel and Morocco, Israeli airlines started the first direct flights between the two countries. Passengers were received on Sunday at Ben-Gurion Airport in Tel Aviv with lavish Moroccan-style decorations.
On Sunday, Israel’s first plane to Marrakesh took off from Ben-Gurion. After that, a flight of the airline El Al with the same destination was also planned.
At the end of last year, Israel and Morocco agreed to resume diplomatic relations after Tel Aviv had already strengthened ties with the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Bahrain and Sudan, through the United States.
Before that, Egypt and Jordan were the only Arab countries with diplomatic relations with Israel. Most Arab countries refused to recognize the country for decades because of the conflict with the Palestinians.