Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu stated on Tuesday he could go to Bahrain “quickly” on the invitation of the Gulf state’s Crown Prince Salman al-Khalifa.
Bahrain accompanied the United Arab Emirates in normalizing ties with Israel in a deal brokered through the US that marked a strategic Middle East alignment in opposition to Iran. The shift has enraged the Palestinians who’ve demanded statehood earlier than this sort of nearby rapprochement.
“We are each excited to carry the culmination of peace to our human beings and international locations in this sort of quick time. That’s why he (al-Khalifa) invited me to return back quickly for a proper go to in Bahrain and I will try this happily,” Netanyahu stated in a declaration approximately a smartphone name he held with the crown prince.
A first Bahraini delegation visited Israel closing Wednesday.
On Monday, an Israeli legitimate and neighborhood media stated Netanyahu had secretly traveled to Saudi Arabia on Sunday for talks with Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in what will be the first publicly showed go to there through an Israeli leader.
Saudi Arabia’s overseas minister, Prince Faisal bin Farhan Al Saud denied such talks took place. Netanyahu did now no longer verify or deny the reports.