According to an official in the Jewish State, at least one more Arab country may soon be normalizing its diplomatic ties with Israel.
In 2020, near the end of his term as President of the United States (POTUS), President Donald Trump formed what would be known as The Abraham Accords, kicking off ties between the Jewish State and what would turn into multiple Arab countries. In September 2020, the geopolitical-shifting agreement was signed on the White House lawn between representatives from Israel, Bahrain, and the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
A short time after, Morocco and Sudan would join the agreement as well.
According to reports out of Israel today, the Abraham Accords continues to have a lasting effect, as rumors are surfacing regarding at least one more Arab country suspected as likely to join the agreement – Oman. However, future prospects are not limited to Oman alone, as Israeli Foreign Ministry Official Eliav Benjamin revealed on Wednesday that other countries are on the radar as well.
Benjamin explained that Israel hopes to normalize ties with at least Oman, if not more countries, before the end of the year. He said, “We’re speaking basically to all countries in the region, in the Middle East and North Africa. They each have to decide when will be the right time for them and how to go about it. We’re speaking to all of them, Oman as well…we have ongoing cooperation.”
While Oman has been open to normalizing its ties with Israel, it has refrained from doing so until the Palestinians are granted a sovereign state. Israeli Foreign Minister Yair Lapid hinted at additional countries in the lineup, but avoided naming them specifically in order to protect the diplomatic process.