Bahrain will sign tomorrow a peace agreement with Israel within the framework of the protocols that officially take place in the White House in the United States.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu expressed his joy on this occasion. The Facebook page “Israel Speaks Arabic” under the Ministry of Foreign Affairs reported that the Prime Minister said: “We have reached the fourth peace agreement with an Arab country. This is a new era of peace.” The page also reported the words of Foreign Minister Gabi Ashkenazi: “I thank the Bahraini people and their leaders, the relationship between the two countries has strategic and economic importance.”
U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday that the new peace agreement between Israel and Bahrain under the leadership of the United States is ” a new historic infiltration”. He also said that the two countries will exchange embassies and ambassadors, create direct flights, and launch cooperative initiatives in various fields, including health, trade, technology, education, security and agriculture.
The agreement was welcomed by Egypt and the Emirates, both of which have already signed similar agreements with the Hebrew state. Meanwhile, Turkey denounced the agreement and expressed its “deep concern” over Bahrain’s decision, which “runs against the Arab peace initiative and the commitments of the Islamic Cooperation Organization”.
This agreement was expected, since Bahrain was the most likely country nominated to take this step initiated by the Emirates. Other countries will join the standardization train, as previously stated by President Donald Trump and his advisor of Jewish origin Jared Kushner.
Several analysts and media predicted that Bahrain, Sudan and Morocco will normalize their relations with Israel. Morocco neither confirmed nor denied these widespread rumors.
In the 1990s, Israel opened a liaison office in Rabat, but it was closed following the second Intifada in 2000, after which Morocco cut off all diplomatic relations with Israel, which relied on this office as an initiation for full normalization with the Kingdom.