Morocco and Israel do not maintain diplomatic relations. But this does not prevent Israeli nationals from visiting the Kingdom, and the inverse. This is also what Ofir Gendelman, the spokesman for Arab media in the office of Israeli Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu, said.
According to the Hebrew official, the number of Moroccan tourists visiting Israel is increasing, “despite the absence of official relations between the two countries”.
In a statement released Monday, the spokesman said that 55,000 tourists who visited the Jewish state in 2018 are from Arab and Muslim countries that do not maintain relations with Israel.
Among these countries are Indonesia, Malaysia, Tunisia, Morocco, Saudi Arabia, Algeria, Kuwait, the United Arab Emirates, the Sultanate of Oman and Qatar. In addition, 17,000 tourists came from Egypt and Jordan.