The Israeli ambassador to Rabat, David Govrin, was recalled by Tel Aviv on September 6 after being accused of harassment, sexual exploitation and financial embezzlement. According to Israel’s Kan public radio, which revealed the case, the Israeli Foreign Ministry dispatched a team to the scene to carry out the investigation, including the ministry’s inspector general. Guide must
Former ambassador to Egypt, David Govrin was appointed in 2021 to head the Israeli liaison office in Morocco. At the beginning of August, the diplomat announced the launch of the construction of the embassy in Rabat. Returned to Morocco on September 5, he was summoned urgently by the Moroccan Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
A vanished royal gift
The investigation also relates to suspicions of financial embezzlement, in particular about a valuable gift offered by the Moroccan royal house to the Israeli diplomatic mission on the occasion of the anniversary of the independence of the Hebrew State. The present would have disappeared without being reported. Ambassador David Govrin would be more in conflict with the security officer from bureau.
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Several members of the Jewish state’s liaison office in Morocco are believed to be involved, including businessman Samy Cohen. An influential member of the Madrid Jewish community, he has on several occasions accompanied Israeli diplomats on official visits to Morocco. He was notably seen in Rabat alongside Interior Minister Ayelet Shaked and David Govrin at the end of June.
Since the normalization of relations between the two States at the end of 2020, nothing had come to taint this honeymoon, the agreements succeeding one another. A business conference thus began on Monday, September 5 in Tel Aviv, bringing together private representatives from the two countries who came to conclude trades economic.