Morocco-Israel: Royal Office Rebukes Irresponsible & Fallacious Statement of PJD General Secretariat

The Royal Office issued on Monday a press release affirming that the recent statement released by the General Secretariat of the Justice and Development Party (PJD) includes “irresponsible excessive views” and “dangerous fallacies” on Morocco’s relations with Israel in light of latest developments in the occupied Palestinian territories.

“Firstly: Morocco’s position regarding the Palestinian question is irreversible. It constitutes one of the priorities of the foreign policy of His Majesty the King, Commander of the Faithful and Chairman of the Al-Quds Committee, who places this issue at the same level with the question of the Kingdom’s territorial integrity”, said the Royal Office statement, stressing that “this is Morocco’s constant, principled position, which should not be subject to political posturing and narrow electoral campaigns”.

“Secondly: The Kingdom’s foreign policy is a prerogative of His Majesty the King, may God assist him, as per the Constitution – a foreign policy which His Majesty implements in light of the immutable values and best interests of the nation, chief among which is the question of territorial integrity”, underlined the Royal Office press release.

“Thirdly: The Kingdom’s international relations cannot be the subject of blackmail by anyone or for any consideration whatsoever, particularly in the current complex global context. The instrumentalization of the Kingdom’s foreign policy in a domestic partisan agenda thus constitutes a dangerous, unacceptable precedent”, affirmed the statement.

“Fourthly: The resumption of relations between Morocco and Israel took place in circumstances and in a context which everyone knows. It is governed by the communiqué of the Office of His Majesty the King dated December 10, 2020, and the communiqué issued on the same day following the telephone conversation between His Majesty and the Palestinian President, as well as the Tripartite Declaration of December 22, 2020, signed in His Majesty’s presence”, added the text.

“The nation’s driving forces, political parties, as well as some prominent figures, and certain associations engaged in the Palestinian question, were at the time informed of that decision, for which they expressed their support and commitment”, affirmed the Royal Office statement.