Trump announces peace deal between Bahrain and Israel

Trump announces peace deal between Bahrain and Israel

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Published: 10:00 12 September 2020   Updated: 15:34 12 September 2020

Trump announces peace deal between Bahrain and Israel

Trump announces peace deal between Bahrain and Israel

After the United Arab Emirates, the Gulf state of Bahrain have reached a landmark deal to fully normalize their relations with Israel, US President Donald Trump has announced.

"The second Arab country to make peace with Israel in 30 days," he tweeted.

For decades, most Arab states have boycotted Israel, insisting they would only establish ties after the Palestinian dispute was settled.

But last month the United Arab Emirates (UAE) agreed to normalize its relationship with Israel.

There had been much speculation that Bahrain might follow suit. Donald Trump, who presented his Middle East peace plan in January aimed at resolving the Israel-Palestinian conflict, helped broker both accords.

Bahrain is only the fourth Arab country in the Middle East - after the UAE, Egypt, and Jordan - to recognize Israel since its founding in 1948.

Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said he was "excited" that "another peace agreement" had been reached with another Arab country on Friday.

"This is a new era of peace. Peace for peace. Economy for the economy. We have invested in peace for many years and now peace will invest in us," he said.

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