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Bahrain follows Emirates in normalising ties with Israel

Reuters

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Modified 12 Sep 2020, 1:47 am
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Bahrain joined the United Arab Emirates in agreeing to normalise relations with Israel on Friday, a move forged partly through shared fears of Iran but one that could leave the Palestinians further isolated.

US President Donald Trump posted the announcement on Twitter after he spoke by phone, according to the White House, to Bahrain’s King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

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