Statement of the WPC about the recent “deal” between Israel and Morocco

Monday, December 14, 2020

The World Peace Council denounces to the peace loving forces in the world the recent agreement to normalize diplomatic relations between the Kingdom of Morocco and the state of Israel, in exchange for the US recognizing "Moroccan sovereignty over the entire Western Sahara territory.” One more “deal” of Israel with an Arab country under the auspices of the USA, this time clearly marked as an agreement of “Occupation for Occupation” whereas it refers to two (2) states, Israel and Morocco which occupy the territories of two other states, the ones of Palestine and Western Sahara, respectively.

This latest shameful agreement brokered by the outgoing Trump US-administration has the European Union as silent accomplice who takes arbitrary positions on both cases (Palestine and Western Sahara) which legitimize the regime of occupation. As a continuation of the similar agreements of Israel with the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Sudan this last agreement is part of the imperialist plan for the broader Middle East, including North Africa which neglects provocatively the inalienable rights of the people of Palestine and Western Sahara for self-determination and the end of their decades’ long suffering under occupation.

The normalization of diplomatic relations of States with Israel goes against all relevant UN resolutions. The Palestinian people are going through a slow genocide, living under siege in the Gaza strip and a separation wall in the West Bank while Jerusalem is being declared the eternal undivided capital of Israel and the Israeli settlements in the West Bank are being legalized by the USA. It constitutes an act of hypocrisy by the EU which does not oppose the Israeli occupation while it officially speaks about a “two State solution”. At the same time the Kingdom of Morocco received the open support by US imperialism as well as by the imperialists of the EU, who welcomed this deal, for the endorsement of the occupation of Western Sahara, the last colony in Africa.

Israel is not interested in genuine and honest peace talks with Palestine for an independent State of Palestine within the borders of pre-4th June 1967 with East Jerusalem as its capital, according to numerous UN resolutions, neither is Morocco interested in doing so with Western Sahara, despite the many UN resolutions which clearly promote the referendum as means of free expression of the will of the people of Western Sahara on their future.

The bilateral, trilateral or any other type of agreements which neglect the rights of the people under occupation as result of the imperialist plans and policies, cannot serve any peace and stability in the broader region. This “deal” between Israel and Morocco proves also the hypocrisy of the Arab League which supposedly supports the “Arab Initiative” which this and all similar agreements of Israel with Arab states, clearly violate.

The WPC calls upon its members and friends all over the world to unmask and denounce the plans against the peoples of Palestine and Western Sahara!

The injustice and occupation cannot and will not last forever!

The WPC Secretariat

Athens 14th December 2020