The Arab world's silent majorities see the UAE-Bahrain move to normalise relations with the Israel as a betrayal to the Palestinian cause.
The announcement of the Bahraini normalisation agreement comes about a month after the UAE announced a similar agreement on August 13.
Israel has long sought to change the status of the Al Aqsa complex. Now, the recognition by the UAE and Bahrain could provide it cover.
Bahrain's opposition has called on the region's people to resist the pact, throwing support behind the Palestinian cause.
Israel and Bahrain agreed to establish full diplomatic relations on Friday in a second breakthrough between Israel and its Arab neighbours after it normalised ties with the United Arab Emirates last month.
There is a good chance that another country will follow the UAE’s lead in the coming days, says Donald Trump’s son-in-law and senior advisor, Jared Kushner.
Trump’s incoherent foreign policy doctrine has some GCC states questioning US commitment to their regime security, while Biden could usher in a reset of US-Gulf relations.
Airliner says it will seek billions in compensation from Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Bahrain, and Egypt for closing their airspace to the flag carrier as part of a regional feud.
The Sultanate is reeling from the double whammy of low oil prices and Covid-19. But with intra-GCC tensions high, a consensus on aid won’t come easily.
Formula One organisers restart curtailed programme in Europe with eight-race. The first two will be held behind closed doors in Austria on July 5.
In June 2017, Saudi Arabia led its Gulf allies the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain, along with Egypt, to cut all ties with Qatar, accusing it of backing radical movements and Iran – a charge denied by Doha.
Time and again, Arab states have condemned Israeli colonialism. Has there been a change of heart?
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