Netanyahu Talks Peace with Bahrain Crown Prince Al Khalifa

23 September, 2020   |   1 month ago

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spoke on Tuesday with Bahrain Crown Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, a week after Israel and Bahrain signed a Declaration of Peace at the White House in Washington.

Netanyahu made a dramatic exit of an ongoing meeting of the Corona Cabinet to take the call.

Following the conversation, Netanyahu had he “an outstanding, very friendly conversation” with Bahrain’s Crown Prince.

“We reiterated the principles of the Abraham Accords and we discussed how we might quickly add content to the agreements between Bahrain and Israel and turn this peace into economic peace, technological peace, tourist peace, peace in all of these fields.”

Bahrain’s official news agency reported that during the conversation, bin Hamad “underscored the importance of securing regional and international stability and enhancing efforts to support peace in the region.”

Israel, the UAE and Bahrain signed a historic peace agreement at the White House last Tuesday, the first agreement to be signed between Israel and an Arab country in 25 years.

The UAE is the first major Arab state to recognize Israel since the Israel-Jordan Peace Treaty was signed in October 1994.

Announced on August 13, the Abraham Accords is the first between a Gulf state and Israel and is expected to lead to similar agreements with other Arab countries, possibly Oman or Saudi Arabia.