Israeli foreign minister Yair Lapid visits Bahrain

Bahrain hosted the Israeli foreign minister on Thursday for the highest-level visit since the countries established ties last year andwhich included a tour of a U.S. naval headquarters to signal common cause against Iran. Landing in Manama on a plane daubed with an olive branch painting, Foreign Minister Yair Lapid met King Hamad bin Isa… Read More Israeli foreign minister Yair Lapid visits Bahrain

Former U.S. aide Jared Kushner launches group to promote Arab-Israel ties

Jared Kushner is forming a group to promote relations between four Arab states and Israel, normalized under agreements he helped broker as a top adviser to his father-in-law former President Donald Trump, the group said on Wednesday. Kushner is founding the “Abraham Accords Institute for Peace,” to work on deepening agreements Israel reached last year… Read More Former U.S. aide Jared Kushner launches group to promote Arab-Israel ties

Israel, Bahrain reaches agreement to open embassies and establish visa systems

Bahrain and Israel said on Wednesday they would open embassies, establish online visa systems and launch weekly flights between the countries soon, in a broadened cooperation promoted by Washington as an economic boon and means of isolating Iran. On the first official visit by Bahraini officials to Israel, the Gulf kingdom’s foreign minister, Abdullatif Al-Zayani,… Read More Israel, Bahrain reaches agreement to open embassies and establish visa systems

Israeli officials visit Bahrain to discuss relations between countries

Israeli officials visited Bahrain on Wednesday to discuss areas of cooperation between the two countries, a Bahrain government spokesperson said. Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates this month signed agreements to establish formal ties with Israel. Israeli carrier Israir operated a flight from Tel Aviv to Bahrain on Wednesday, flight-tracking website FlightRadar24 showed. Israeli media… Read More Israeli officials visit Bahrain to discuss relations between countries

UAE and Bahrain sign agreements to normalize relations with Israel

The United Arab Emirates and Bahrain signed agreements on Tuesday for normalizing relations with Israel, becoming the latest Arab states to break a longstanding taboo in a strategic realignment of Middle Eastern countries against Iran. U.S. President Donald Trump hosted the White House ceremony, capping a dramatic month when first the UAE and then Bahrain… Read More UAE and Bahrain sign agreements to normalize relations with Israel