The Foreign Minister for the United Arab Emirates (UAE) hinted at his support of an Arab-Israeli alliance from his personal Twitter account; Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu welcomed the possibility.

After a story was written and published by a news outlet in the United Kingdom titled, Islam’s reformation: an Arab-Israeli alliance is taking shape in the Middle East, Foreign Minister Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan of the United Arab Emirates tweeted a link to the story on his personal account which consists of over 4 million followers. His tweet was met with a positive response from Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who would state, “I welcome the closer relations between Israel and many Arab states. The time has come for normalization and peace.”

It is likely that the foreign minister of the UAE is realizing the serious value that comes with being an ally to the Jewish state, who in just over 70 years of re-existence, has become the 8th most powerful nation in the world according to a recent report. In addition, there are reports of “under the surface” treaties that Israel has with other Arab countries, Saudi Arabia being one of them.

This exchange of communication between Al Nahyan & Netanyahu is another positive move in Arab-Israeli relations, as for the first time ever, Israeli passport holders are being welcomed into the UAE for the 2020 Expo being held in Dubai. Furthermore, it is expected that they will be welcome after the expo comes to its conclusion.