The Islamic Republic was quick to issue threats towards the small Gulf State following the announcement of its new diplomatic ties with the Jewish State.

It was only a matter of hours after Bahrain’s official announcement of its normalization of diplomatic ties with Israel that the Islamic Republic of Iran began issuing threats. The Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) issued a threat saying, “The executioner ruler of Bahrain should await the harsh revenge of the Mujahideen aiming to liberate Quds and the proud Muslim nation of this country.”

As first reported by The Jerusalem Post, a report from the Meir Amit Intelligence & Terrorism Information Center stated, “Our estimate is that the deal could increase the motivation of Iran and of terror organizations in Bahrain, which it sponsors, to try to increase the public threat level, including to attack Bahrain’s rulers and to thwart implementation of the deal.”

However, this sort of attitude from Iran & Turkey is exactly what’s motivating countries in the Arab world to reconsider their relationship with Israel. The Arab world has failed them. And the hypocrisy of these hostile countries not only isolates them even more, but it reveals the rationality of Israel.

Bahrain followed the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Kosovo in making its decision. And shortly after doing so, Iran issued a warning of “harsh revenge,” citing the move as a betrayal of the Islamic agenda and Palestinian cause. It’s worth noting how both Iran and Turkey are using the Palestinians as a smokescreen for their threats. Furthermore, they use them to justify their destabilization in the region.