The Israeli diplomats under cover in Bahrain “all had cover stories, backed up by unconvincing LinkedIn profiles”

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Israel’s secret embassy in Bahrain
by Barak Ravid
October 20, 2020

Israel has been conducting undercover diplomacy in Bahrain for more than a decade through a front company listed as a commercial consulting firm…The existence of the covert diplomatic mission in the Bahraini capital Manama shows the depth of a secret relationship that came out into the open with a White House ceremony last month. The existence of the secret diplomatic office remained under an Israeli government gag order for 11 years. A short report about it appeared on Israel’s Channel 11 news last week…On July 13, 2009, a company named “The Center for International Development” was registered in Bahrain. It was a front, providing cover for Israeli diplomacy. READ MORE

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