Potent Israeli lobby in US invites Morocco’s Foreign Minister
The American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), a powerful lobby group in Washington, invited Morocco’s Foreign Minister Nasser Bourita to take part in a video conference on May 6, in a move that signals readiness of the Israeli lobby to campaign in favor of Rabat’s stands and interests.
The resumption of formal diplomatic relations last December between Morocco and Israel is offering opportunities for Rabat to further strengthen its influence in Washington.
Bourita will take part along with Israeli ministers at the Mid-Atlantic Spring Program held by AIPAC, Moroccan outlets said.
Morocco and Israel are on course to build strong cooperation ties in areas of agriculture and scientific research and prepare for the launch of direct flights to make it easy for tourists and the near 1 million Israeli citizens with Moroccan origins.
AIPAC is a lobbying group that advocates pro-Israeli policies to the congress and the executive. It has over 100,000 members, 17 regional offices, and a vast pool of donors.