US President Trump announces peace deal between Israel and BahrainUS President Trump has announced that the Gulf state of Bahrain and Israel have agreed to normalize relations. "In 30 days, another Arab country has made peace with Israel," he tweeted.
For decades, Arab states have boycotted Israel, they had the point that they could only establish relations with Israel once the Palestinian issue is resolved. But last month, the UAE backed a peace deal with Israel, after which it became the first country in the Gulf to make peace with Israel. Ever since then, there has been speculation that Bahrain will do the same. President Trump has acted as a mediator in both agreements.
Bahrain said last week that it would allow direct flights between Israel and the UAE to pass through its airspace. President Trump will host a celebration of the agreement between Israel and the UAE next Tuesday.
It may be recalled that Mortanya, a member of the Arab League in North West Africa, had established diplomatic relations with Israel in 1999 but ended it in 2010.