President Trump on Friday announced that Bahrain has agreed to normalize relations with Israel
another diplomatic win for the president coming after a similar agreement with the United Arab Emirates just last month
According to Trump, “This is something special, very, very special,” Trump said in the Oval Office, predicting that
the region “will become more secure and prosperous” as a result of the diplomatic moves.
Trump announced that Bahrain agreed to normalize relations with Israel, in a formal statement issued by the three
countries, they agreed to “the establishment of full diplomatic relations between Israel and the Kingdom of Bahrain.”
“This is a historic breakthrough to further peace in the Middle East. Opening direct dialogue and ties between these two
dynamic societies and advanced economies will continue the positive transformation of the Middle East and increase
stability, security, and prosperity in the region,”
However, Israel had also affirmed that all Muslims may visit and pray at the Al Aqsa Mosque, and Jerusalem’s other holy
sites will remain open for peaceful worshippers of all faiths.