Update: This is now confirmed!
Joint Statement of the United States, the Kingdom of Bahrain, and the State of Israel pic.twitter.com/xMquRkGtpM
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 11, 2020
Things continue to move quickly in the Middle East!
President Trump announced a peace deal between the United Arab Emirates and Israel less than a month ago. El Al brought an Israeli and American delegation to Abu Dhabi, where the red carpet was rolled out. Then a deal with Saudi Arabia was announced to allow Israeli airlines to use their airspace to fly anywhere in the world. Commercial flights between Israel and the UAE may happen as soon as next month.
And now it’s being reported that President Trump will announce later today that the gulf state of Bahrain will normalize their relationship and make peace with Israel!
Iran has pushed the Arabian Gulf into peace that would have seemed absurd in the past.
If the report is true, that’s incredible news. I can’t wait to be able to fly between Israel and countries across the Arabian Gulf!
Peace across the Middle East may well turn out to be the bright spot of 2020.
Which country will be next to make peace with Israel? Oman? Morocco? Kuwait? Saudi Arabia?