After UAE, now Bahrain to normalize ties with Israel

Following the UAE (United Arab Emirates) decision of normalizing relations with Israel, Bahrain has also decided to mend its ties with Israel. U.S. President Donald Trump announced the news on Twitter after his telephonic conversation with Bahrain’s King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

The move was unwelcomed by Palestine and was seen as a weakling to the longtime pan-Arab standing that sought the withdrawal of Israel from the occupied territory of the Palestinian statehood.

On Friday, Trump called the development a ” historic day,” while stating that after UAE he had expected other countries to follow suit.  

“Opening direct dialogue and ties between these two dynamic societies and advanced economies will continue the positive transformation of the Middle East and increase stability, security, and prosperity in the region,” joint statement between the United States, Bahrain and Israel read.

The budding relations with Israel however share a fear of Iran; whereas the position of Saudi Arabia remains cloudy.

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