Netanyahu intends to visit Bahrain soon

MENA

Published: 2020-11-24 12:18

Last Updated: 2020-11-24 13:44


Netanyahu intends to visit Bahrain soon
Netanyahu intends to visit Bahrain soon

Israeli Occupation PM Benjamin Netanyahu Tuesday engaged in discussions with Bahraini Crown Prince and PM Prince Salman bin Hamad Al-Khalifa in order to strengthen Israel Occupier-Bahraini relations.

During the call, Netanyahu gave his condolences following the death of the late Bahraini PM Prince Khalifa bin Salman.

Netanyahu intends to visit Bahrain “soon” at the invitation of the Crown Prince.

“We are both excited to bring the fruits of peace to our people and countries in such a short time. That's why [Khalifa] invited me to come soon for a formal visit in Bahrain and I will do this happily,” said Netanyahu in statements, according to Reuters.

The new relations have angered Palestinians, as recent decisions unveiled by the White House were viewed as an attack on Palestian ambition for statehood.

“[Trump] came up with the so-called deal of the century, negating any right for the Palestinian people to live in a state of their own alongside Israel [occupiers] and offering [the occupiers] blanket support that backed up every move made by the extreme right-wing government of Netanyahu,” said Elias Zananiri, vice chairman of the PLO.

“What Trump did with the UAE, Bahrain and Sudan contradicts the fundamental parameters of the Arab Peace Initiative [introduced by KSA 2002] because those three countries offered [the occupier] normalization for free, without compelling the [them] to end their occupation of our land,” Zananiri told FRANCE24 Tuesday.

The Bahraini Foreign Affairs Minister, Abdul Latif Al-Zayani, visited Tel Aviv last week in the first visit of a high-level Bahraini delegation, two months after two other countries signed agreements to establish and normalize relations between them.

Monday, the Saudi Arabian Foreign Minister denied allegations of secretly travelling to Saudi Arabia Sunday for talks with Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (MBS) and US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. Netanyahu has not commented on the matter.