Israel’s regional leverage and indeed its prospects for survival as an apartheid “Jewish State” have been severely curtailed.
I woke up in a whole new North Africa yesterday. The MENA region underwent an epic geopolitical shift Friday as China brokered an Iran-Saudi rapprochement.
Israel, the biggest loser, is furious. So much for the nutty Zionist dream of dragging the Arab world into a pro-Israel anti-Iran alliance against the wishes of 99% of the people of the region.
The Iran-Saudi deal makes the Moroccan government look good.
The big issue here is “territorial integrity” i.e. Moroccan sovereignty over the formerly disputed territories of the Sahara.
The government in Rabat has made it clear that all other issues are subordinate.
That’s why it entered into the so-called Abraham Accords—not out of any love of the Zionist entity, which is as loathed here as it is everywhere in the region, but as a matter of pure realpolitik that brought US recognition of the Moroccan Sahara.
Now that Iran and Saudi Arabia are repairing their relations, Israel’s regional leverage and indeed its prospects for survival as an apartheid “Jewish State” have been severely curtailed.
So as it turns out, Rabat didn’t give much up in return for gaining a significant advantage in its campaign for territorial integrity.
Fifty years from now the Moroccan Sahara will still be Moroccan, while the Zionist entity will almost certainly be gone.
Moroccan historians may look back and agree that signing the despicable Abraham Accords was the least-worst option.
The China-brokered re-establishment of relations between Iran and Saudi Arabia sidelines the Anglo-Zionist warmongers and raises real prospects of peace across the whole MENA region.
And while most of the world’s attention is focused on hopes of ending the violence in Yemen and Syria, here in Morocco people are equally interested in prospects of dialing down tensions with Algeria.
I am writing this article in an Air B&B in Saidia, less than ten minutes’ walk from the heavily-militarized Algerian border, which has been closed for decades due to Algeria’s incessant attempts to pry the Moroccan Sahara lose from Morocco.
That conflict has worsened recently as Morocco-Israel “normalization” (which is in fact totally abnormal and contradicts the anti-Zionist pro-Palestinian position of the vast majority of Moroccans) has given the Algerian regime a leg up in its efforts to rally the region in support of its position.
Now that the Zionists are sidelined and well on their way to becoming a non-factor, and Moroccan sovereignty in the Moroccan Sahara is increasingly established and accepted, there is no reason why Algeria shouldn’t throw in the proverbial towel, accept that the Moroccan Sahara is Moroccan, and normalize relations with Rabat. After all, if Iran and Saudia Arabia—two n