Israel and the Gulf state of Bahrain have reached a landmark deal to completely normalise their relations, US President Donald Trump has introduced.
“The second Arab nation to make peace with Israel in 30 days,” he tweeted.
For many years, most Arab states have boycotted Israel, insisting they’d solely set up ties after the Palestinian dispute was settled.
However final month the United Arab Emirates (UAE) agreed to normalise its relationship with Israel.
There had been a lot hypothesis that Bahrain would possibly comply with swimsuit.
The Gulf state has develop into solely the fourth Arab nation within the Center East to recognise Israel since its founding in 1948. The others are Egypt and Jordan.
“One other historic breakthrough at present!” Mr Trump wrote, including: “Our two GREAT associates Israel and the Kingdom of Bahrain comply with a Peace Deal.”
The president additionally posted on Twitter a duplicate of a joint assertion between the US, Bahrain and Israel.
Previous to the UAE announcement in August, Israel had had no diplomatic relations with Gulf Arab international locations. Extra just lately, shared worries over Iran have led to unofficial contacts between them.
Final month noticed the primary official flight from Israel to the UAE, which was seen as a significant step in normalising relations.
In 1999, Mauritania, a member of the Arab League in north-west Africa, established diplomatic relations with Israel – however severed ties in 2010.