Israel and Bahrain Signs an Agreement to Establish Formal Diplomatic Ties

Bahrain and Israel agreed to establish formal diplomatic relations in the Bahrain Capital, Manama on Sunday, making the country the fourth Arab state to finally inaugurate ties with Israel.

Bahrain and Israel agreed to establish formal diplomatic relations in the Bahrain Capital, Manama on Sunday, making the country the fourth Arab state to finally inaugurate ties with Israel.

The US-brokered agreement that was signed by both parties cleared the way for the countries to open embassies and exchange ambassadors in the coming months.

“It was indeed an historic visit, to start opening relations between both countries, to have fruitful bilateral relations in both fields,” said Abdullatif Al-Zayani, Bahrain’s foreign minister, at the signing ceremony.

The normalization of relations between Israel and Bahrain has confirmed the commitment of King Hamad to peace as a strategic choice, wherein prosperity, peace, and stability could be achieved in the region, said Sheikh Mohammed bin Mubarak Al-Khalifa. 

This would be able to ensure the success of their endeavors to achieve a solution to the issue with Palestine through a two-state solution, which is the Arab Peace initiative and international resolutions, added Sheikh Mohammed. 

The agreements of Israel with Bahrain and the UAE serves as a diplomatic victory for Netanyahu and for the Trump administration.


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