Another Arab country establishes diplomatic relations with Israel
Bahrain has become the fourth country in the Middle East to recognize Israel, and regular diplomatic relations have been established between the two countries.
The agreement was signed by both sides in the Bahraini capital, Manama.
For the past several decades, most Arab countries have boycotted Israel and have stated that they will only establish relations with Israel if the Palestinian conflict is resolved.
Bahrain is now the fourth country in the Middle East to formally recognize Israel, founded in 1948. Prior to Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates, Egypt, and Jordan have established diplomatic relations with Israel.
Palestinians vehemently oppose the diplomatic move, comparing it to a “stab in the stomach.”