US-Israeli delegation to take 1st direct flight from Tel Aviv to Rabat next week

A joint US-Israeli delegation is set to visit the kingdom of Morocco next week on the first-ever nonstop flight from Tel Aviv to Rabat, a senior US administration official tells The Times of Israel.

A senior US delegation, headed by President Donald Trump’s senior adviser Jared Kushner and the administration’s envoy to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict Avi Berkowitz, is scheduled to land in Israel next Monday.

The following day, they will be joined by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s national security adviser, Meir Ben-Shabbat, and other Israeli officials for the first-ever flight to the Moroccan capital. The historic trip will occur less than two weeks after the North African Arab country announced that it was establishing diplomatic relations with the Jewish state.

Israeli media are expected to be able to accompany the delegation.

— Raphael Ahren