[The Hill] President Trump’s declaration on Jerusalem is an upset to years of US policy

Edward Gabriel, the U.S. ambassador to Morocco from 1997-2001, published an op-ed on the impact of the Trump Administration’s recent actions on the Middle East and North Africa: The Hill (December 12, 2017) — President Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital has likely erased any foreseeable potential for a two-state solution between the Israelis and Palestinians, and undermined the prospects of the United States continuing to be seen ...

Morocco and the United States Officially Launch “Initiative to Address Homegrown Terrorism”

Washington, DC, November 16, 2017 (MACP) – The United States and Morocco officially launched the “Initiative to Address Homegrown Terrorism” yesterday in Malta, convening over 70 government officials, law enforcement officers, and non-governmental representatives from 25 countries to “discuss trends and issues associated with homegrown terrorism, and highlight available tools and programs to address this threat.” Announced in September as part of the Global Counterterrorism Forum (GCTF) and in partnership ...

Morocco and the United States to Launch New Counterterrorism Initiative

Washington, DC, September 21, 2017 (MACP) – In a fact sheet issued yesterday, the Global Counterterrorism Forum (GCTF) announced that the United States will launch a new initiative with Morocco, “The Initiative to Address Homegrown Violent Extremists,” to be implemented in partnership with the International Institute for Justice and the Rule of Law (IIJ). The Initiative will “[address] the growing threat posed by ISIL/Da’esh-inspired and linked Homegrown Violent Extremists (HVEs), ...

Celebrating 230 Years of US-Morocco Friendship – A Lasting Partnership

Washington, DC, July 20, 2017, Moroccan American Center for Policy (MACP) – This week officially marked 230 years of friendship between the United States and Morocco, with the anniversary of the Treaty of Peace and Friendship, the longest-lasting treaty in US history. Morocco played a critical role in the early days of the US republic as the first country to officially recognize the fledging American nation in 1777. In 1780, ...

Morocco, a Majority-Muslim Nation, the First to Recognize Newly Independent United States over Two Centuries Ago

Washington, DC, June 30, 2017 (MACP) — America’s Founding Fathers may have ratified the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776; but the document signaled just the beginning of the United States’ long and bloody battle for freedom from British rule. With years of war ahead of them, the colonists needed allies. While the French are perhaps most well-known for taking arms alongside Americans, it was the majority-Muslim nation of ...
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