The End Of The 100-Year Arab-Israeli War
by Yishai Fleisher
July 8, 2019
…While the Palestinian-Israeli conflict was the context of the Bahrain gathering, the subtext, and maybe bigger story, was the normalization of Israel among the elites of the Arab states. First, there was the welcoming atmosphere for all participants, which should not be taken for granted since Israelis, until very recently, were barred from entering Bahrain at all. Then, Bahraini Foreign Minister Khalid bin Ahmed Al Khalifa spoke with Israeli press on the sidelines of the workshop and told them: “Israel is a country in the region … and it’s there to stay, of course … we want better relations with it, and we want peace with it.” READ MORE
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