On Monday, Israel’s Prime Minister Naftali Bennett abruptly left for a visit to Bahrain. This is the first visit to Bahrain by an Israeli Prime Minister. The unique aspect of this tour is that no one knew about it beforehand. Bennett’s arrival in Bahrain’s capital, Manama, was confirmed at the last minute. This tour is only available for one day. Bennett will meet Bahrain’s Sultan, King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, and Crown Prince-Prime Minister Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa.
Bennett stated before departing, “For me, this tour is very special and exciting.” By cooperating in this area, we seek solidarity in the face of threats. Bennett and Salman also met in November at a climate conference. Bennett was then invited to Bahrain by the Crown Prince. On Tuesday, he will meet with the Crown Prince.
In September 2020, when Donald Trump was president of the United States, Israel and the United Arab Emirates signed the Abraham Accord, which recognised Israel. Despite the fact that Israel and Saudi Arabia have relations, Saudi Arabia has yet to formally recognise Israel.
Bahrain’s Jewish Community
50 Jews prayed at the Synagogue, a Jewish shrine in Bahrain’s capital, Manama, in August 2021. It was the first time in 74 years that all of Bahrain’s Jews had gathered in one place. Israeli diplomats were also present at the time.
Bennett also paid a visit to the United Arab Emirates in December. This was also the first visit to the UAE by an Israeli Prime Minister. Yar Lepid, Israel’s foreign minister, paid a visit to Bahrain in September. Then there was the opening of the Israeli Embassy in Washington.
What happened to the eye?
Israel, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, and the rest of the Gulf states share a common enemy. Iran is the country in question. Because these countries lack Israel’s powerful intelligence agency and army, it is believed that all Gulf countries want to use Israel against Iran. Because the United States is currently focusing its efforts on China, Israel understands Iran’s response.