Arab states carefully deny any meaningful ties to Israel, but reality is surprisingly different.
Haitham bin Tariq al Said, Oman's culture minister has been sworn in as the new royal ruler following the death of his cousin Sultan Qaboos.
Oman previously worked behind the scenes to bring Israel and Palestine to the negotiating table, referring to its role as an adviser, not moderator, and will now be the first Gulf monarchy to open an embassy in Ramallah.
The Bahraini Foreign Minister has lately been showing a lot of support for Israel. It didn’t come out of nowhere. Here’s a timeline:
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The sultanate's Foreign Affairs minister Yousuf bin Alawi bin Abdullah says Muscat only offering ideas to help Israel and Palestinians to come together, a day after Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu visited Oman.
President Hassan Rouhani has not visited his neighbours in the Arab Gulf since coming to power in 2013. His visit takes place as tensions over the conflicts in Syria and Yemen remain high.
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