Despite its rich Jewish heritage, its low-key links to Israel and its need for a good relationship with the US, Morocco has stuck to its principles on Jerusalem and Palestine.
As details of the “deal of the century” filter down Arab states back the Palestinians and turn away from Washington.
Middle East states who backed the deal that President Trump and Prime Minister Netanyahu unveiled on 28 January may have reason to reconsider.
MBS’s tough handling of tribal leaders and development plans for Saudi mega-project Neom stoke internal criticism and are criticised as capitulation to Israel.
After much delay the Kushner Middle East peace deal is finally rolled out in Washington.
EU foreign ministers discuss the Israeli-Palestinian conflict but apparently without any serious consideration of the recognition of Palestine as a state. The EU has been sporadically assertive in the West Bank (including East Jerusalem.)
A week ago Hamas and Israel appeared to be close to a deal. The Suleimani assassination may, for the foreseeable future, have just scuppered it.
2019 has seen the biggest protests in the MENA region since 2011 together with ongoing wars, escalating tensions and economic and political insecurity.
A US presidential executive order and a declaration by the British government signal that the definition of what constitutes anti-Semitism is about to be significantly broadened.
A proposal for a major expansion of the Jewish settler presence in Hebron seems likely to go ahead.