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Morocco and Israel UN ambassadors to light candles on 8th day of Hanukkah

Morocco's Ambassador to the United Nations Omar Hilale. / DR
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Morocco’s Ambassador to the United Nations Omar Hilale will light, alongside Israeli Ambassador Gilad Erdan, the eighth and final Hanukkah candle, on Thursday night, Israel Hayom reported.

Quoting Israel National News, the same source indicated that the ceremony will be hosted by the Israeli Mission to the United Nations and the Forum for Cultural Diplomacy. Other UN ambassadors, including the UAE and Bahrain, will attend the event.

The event comes as Morocco agreed to reestablish ties with Israel in a deal brokered by the United States.

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