Bahrain Peace Agreement With Israel

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At the special welcoming ceremony for Israeli officials at the airport, Bahraini Minister Al Zayani said: “Today we are beginning to implement the peace declaration we signed in Washington. This approach is the most effective approach to achieving peace in the Middle East. Frustrated by the Palestinians` refusal to participate in Trump`s Middle East peace initiative, the White House has tried to circumvent it, hoping they will see the agreements with the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain as incentives, if not levers, for peace talks. The United Arab Emirates (United Arab Emirates) and Bahrain have signed agreements to normalize relations with Israel as part of a strategic reorientation of The Middle East countries vis-à-vis Iran. The new peace agreements thus address a critical gap in Israel`s previous agreements with Egypt and Jordan. Of course, the historic peace agreement reached in 1979 with Egypt remains an unassailable reference to ending the Arab-Israeli wars by removing the Arab world`s most populous and powerful nation from the conflict. Without this decisive change, no further agreement would have been possible between Israel and its Arab neighbours. But this peace – and its 1994 successor with Jordan – remains a cold peace, limited to strong security coordination and a series of economic agreements. Depending on the survival of regimes of dubious longevity, such peace is constantly vulnerable to regional and internal vicissitudes.

President Trump said the agreements to normalize relations marked “the beginning of a new Middle East,” but some analysts said his claims were excessive. From 13 to 14 February 2019, Bahrain and Israel both attended a security conference in Warsaw, Poland, where Iran`s growing influence was discussed. Subsequently, relations between Israel and the Gulf States strengthened. The “Peace for Prosperity” workshop was held in Manama, June 25-26, 2019, where the Trump administration presented the economic component of the Trump peace plan. The Palestinian Authority rejected the plan and boycotted the workshop, while Israel was not invited, although Israeli journalists were allowed to cover the trial. In July 2019, Bahrain`s Foreign Minister Khalid bin Ahmed Al Khalifa and his Israeli counterpart Israel Katz met in the United States. In October 2019, an Israeli official, Dana Benvenisti-Gabay, participated in the Working Group on Maritime and Aviation Security in Manama, Bahrain. [17] In December 2019, the Chief Rabbi of Jerusalem visited Shlomo Amar Bahrain for an interfaith event. [18] The two states have agreed on the establishment of diplomatic relations,[27] this is the first step for Bahrain to fully normalize its relations with Israel and, although it implies a prudent acceptance of Israel`s legitimacy by Bahrain, King Hamad stressed the need to achieve a just and comprehensive peace as a strategic option, in accordance with the two-state solution and relevant resolutions of international legitimacy. Trump said the two states will exchange ambassadors and open embassies in each country and begin, among other things, cooperation in the fields of technology, health and agriculture. The agreement also provides for the establishment of flights between Tel Aviv and Manama.

[28] On September 15, 2020, a signing ceremony was held at the White House. [5] The declaration recognizes the sovereignty of each state and indicates that the two countries have agreed to seek agreements on embassies and other subjects in the future. [29] The Israeli delegation was joined by an American member.

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