Bahrain has been the hottest Arab country to recognise Israel, according to a statement by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Friday.
“Citizens of Israel, I’m moved to notify you that tonight we’ve attained another peace arrangement with the other Arab nation, Bahrain.
“This agreement is in addition to this historic peace accord with the United Arab Emirates,” Netanyahu said in a statement in Hebrew.
Bahrain consenting to normalise ties with Israel arrived within a wider diplomatic push by President Donald Trump and his government to fully incorporate the Jewish state to the Middle East.
Trump chose a separate statement on the arrangement via Twitter, stating the accord came after a three-way phone call he had with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Bahrain’s King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa.
“Another HISTORIC breakthrough now!” Trump tweeted.
Both leaders also issued a short six-paragraph joint announcement, demonstrating to the offer.
The statement came less than a week until Trump hosts a White House ceremony to mark the establishment of full relations between Israel and the United Arab Emirates. Bahrain’s foreign minister will attend the occasion.
Friday indicated the 19th anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks, together with Trump stating:”There is no more potent reaction to the hatred which spawned 9/11 compared to this arrangement.”
Such as the UAE arrangement, Friday’s Bahrain-Israel deal will normalise diplomatic, industrial, safety and other connections between both nations.
Bahrain, together with Saudi Arabia, had dropped a prohibition on Israeli flights with its airspace. Saudi acquiescence into the arrangements has been considered crucial into the deals.
The combined announcement made passing mention of the Palestinians, saying that the parties will continue attempts”to reach a just, comprehensive, and lasting settlement into the Israeli-Palestinian battle to allow the Palestinian people to realise their whole potential.”
founders of Israel’s deal with the UAE stated it had been no longer than a marketing stunt, including that it doesn’t represent a significant transformation in relationships.
They stated the 1 party who’d bear the brunt of this movement, Palestine, wasn’t involved in the offer.
Truly, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas’ Palestinian Authority declared the agreement a”betrayal” of the Palestinian cause.