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Bahrain follows Emirates, inks peace deal with Israel

Walking in the footsteps of the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain has strike a peace deal with Israel normalizing the relations between the two countries. On Friday the agreement was signed aiming to lower the tension among the countries in the Middle East.

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The US played a key role in brokering the deal

This peace deal will establish the diplomatic ties between Bahrain and Israel. The decision was taken amid the shared fears of Iran which threatens to leave the Palestinians further isolated. Over a month ago, the UAE also agreed to normalize the ties with Israel in which the US played a lead role in brokering the peace deal among the two countries. The deal is scheduled to be signed on September 15 at a White House ceremony hosted by President Trump.

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Peace agreement welcomed by Israel

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu welcomed and praised Bahrain’s decision to normalize the ties with Israel. The ceremony conducted for the signing of the agreement between Israel and Bahrain will be attended by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Emirati Foreign Minister Sheik Abdullah bin Zayed al-Nahyan.

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US President Donald Trump tweeted the news of the peace deal after he spoke to both Bahrain’s King Hamad Bin Isa Al Khalifa And PM Benjamin Netanyahu over a phone call. White House tweeted the Joint Statement stating that this agreement is “ a historic breakthrough to further peace in the middle east”.

Bahrain to be the fourth country to normalize ties with Israel

Bahrain is a small island state which is the site of the US Navy’s regional headquarter and is a close ally of the UAE. Bahrain would be the fourth Arab country to reach to an agreement to normalize the ties with Israel. Last week Bahrain announced that the country will allow the flights of Israel and UAE to use its airspace.

 

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