The Israeli Prime Minister will be traveling to Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) alongside an Israeli-US delegation next week; The flight from Tel Aviv will be the first-ever direct commercial flight from Israel to Bahrain.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is set to make his way to Bahrain this next week in what will be the first-ever direct commercial flight from Tel Aviv to Manama. Netanyahu will also be visiting the UAE on this trip, and will be accompanied by delegates from the United States; one of which is the Trump administration’s special representative for the feud between Israel and the UAE, Avi Berkowitz.
During their visit to Bahrain, the Israelis and Bahrainis will formalize their new diplomatic agreement. And while visiting the UAE, Israeli and Emirati officials will reportedly be discussing new initiatives concerning health and trade, and they’ll discuss the mutual opening of embassies in each other’s countries.
According the White House, several other Arab States are likely to normalize ties with Israel in the coming weeks. The northeastern African country of Sudan chose to do so earlier this week following an ultimatum from the White House.