Bahrain, Second Arab Nation To Recognize Israel

Bahrain, Second Arab Nation To Recognize Israel

The peace process in the middle east is expanding as the Arab nations have started the Jewish country one by one. After UAE, Bahrain has recognized Israel.

On Friday, Bahrain has agreed to normalize the relations with Israel. This has come as a part of peace negotiations initiated by US President Donald Trump.

Israel’s isolation in the region has benefited Iran. Hence, citing the threat from Iran, the US has started the negotiations with the Muslim countries in the Middle East region. The negotiations have succeeded in getting the relations to normalize.

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On September 11, 2020, the US president Trump spoke to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Bahrain’s King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa over the phone. After their meeting, the 3 leaders issued a joint press statement related to the normalization of relations between them.

US President Trump Statement –

There’s no more powerful response to the hatred that spawned 9/11 than this agreement,

Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu Statement –

It took us 26 years between the second peace agreement with an Arab country and the third, but only 29 days between the third and the fourth, and there will be more,

Bahraini adviser to the king, Sheikh Khalid bin Ahmed Al Khalifa statement –

It sends a positive and encouraging message to the people of Israel that a just and comprehensive peace with the Palestinian people is the best path and is in the true interest of their future and the future of the people in the region,

Trump, Netanyahu and King Hamad Joint statement –

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,

The peace deal will now enable Israel to use the Beharain’s airspace for its flight apart from all diplomatic ties. The only country which has expressed dissatisfaction over the deal is Palestina. Is to remember that Palestina and Israel though share a common border, their ties are not friendly.

However, after Egypt, Jordan and UAE, Bahrain has joined the friends club of Israel which has a strong friendship bond with the US.

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