This is a project that Israel wanted to realize and spared no means to do so. But according to the daily Haaretz, it was canceled for lack of “strong Arab support”.
The summit was to bring together Israel and the signatory countries of the Abraham accords, to commemorate the 2nd anniversary of these accords, but in the end the Lapid government resolved to cancel it.
“It is with great sadness that we are forced to postpone the conference marking the second anniversary of the Abraham Accords because of electoral imperatives, and in order not to drag our partners into the electoral campaign”, declared the Minister of Regional Cooperation, Esawi Frej, whose department organizes the meeting project.
Frej, who visited Morocco in late July, said his department is now working to prepare an alternative summit after the elections.
As a reminder, early legislative elections are scheduled in Israel on 1 November.
They come after the resignation on June 30 of former Prime Minister Naftali Bennet. He was replaced by Yaïr Lapid, then Minister of Foreign Affairs.
It should be noted that Morocco, according to Haaretz, had given its agreement to take part in the summit, while the head of Moroccan diplomacy, Nasser Bourita, is expected next September in Israel in September, for the inauguration of the headquarters of the Moroccan Embassy in Tel Aviv.