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Bahrain Recognizes Israel As A Nation by Macsjebs(m): 7:00pm On Sep 11
Bahrain has become the latest Arab nation to agree to normalize ties with Israel as part of a broader diplomatic push by President Donald Trump and his administration to fully integrate the Jewish state into the Middle East.

Trump announced the agreement on Friday, following a three-way phone call he had with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Bahrain’s King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa. The three leaders also issued a brief six-paragraph joint statement, attesting to the deal.

“Another HISTORIC breakthrough today!” Trump tweeted.

The announcement on the 19th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks came less than a week before Trump hosts a White House ceremony to mark the establishment of full relations between Israel and the United Arab Emirates. Bahrain’s foreign minister will attend the event.

“There’s no more powerful response to the hatred that spawned 9/11 than this agreement,” Trump told reporters at the White House.

It represents another diplomatic win for Trump less than two months before the the presidential election and an opportunity to shore up support among pro-Israel evangelical Christians. Just last week, Trump announced agreements in principle for Kosovo to recognize Israel and for Serbia to move its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

“This is a historic breakthrough to further peace in the Middle East,” Trump, Netanyahu and King Hamad said in the statement. “Opening direct dialogue and ties between these two dynamic societies and advanced economies will continue the positive transformation of the Middle East and increase stability, security, and prosperity in the region.”

Like the UAE agreement, Friday’s Bahrain-Israel deal will normalize diplomatic, commercial, security and other relations between the two countries. Bahrain, along with Saudi Arabia, had already dropped a prohibition on Israeli flights using its airspace. Saudi acquiescence to the agreements has been considered key to the deals.

Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner noted that the agreement is the second Israel has reached with an Arab country in 30 days after having made peace with only two Arab nations — Egypt and Jordan — in 72 years of its independence.

“This is very fast,” Kushner told The Associated Press. “The region is responding very favorably to the UAE deal and hopefully it’s a sign that even more will come.”

Netanyahu welcomed the agreement and thanked Trump. “It took us 26 years between the second peace agreement with an Arab country and the third, but only 29 days between the third and the fourth, and there will be more,” he said, referring to the 1994 peace treaty with Jordan and the more recent agreements.”

The agreement will likely be seen as a further setback to the Palestinians who tried unsuccessfully to have the Arab League condemn normalization with Israel until they have secured an independent state. That was one of the few cards still held by Palestinians in negotiations as peace talks remain stalled.

The joint statement made passing mention of the Palestinians, saying the parties will continue efforts “to achieve a just, comprehensive, and enduring resolution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict to enable the Palestinian people to realize their full potential.”

The agreement makes Bahrain the fourth Arab country, after Egypt, Jordan and the UAE, to have full diplomatic ties with Israel. Other Arab nations believed to be on the cusp of fully recognizing Israel include Oman and Sudan. While tacitly blessing the deals Saudi Arabia, the regional power player, is not expected to move as quickly.

Like the UAE, Bahrain has never fought a war against Israel and doesn’t share a border with it. But Bahrain, like most of the Arab world, long rejected diplomatic ties with Israel in the absence of a peace deal establishing a Palestinian state on lands captured by Israel in 1967.

The agreement could give a boost to Netanyahu, who was indicted on corruption charges last year. Deals with Gulf Arab states “are the direct result of the policy that I have led for two decades,” namely “peace for peace, peace through strength,” Netanyahu has said.

The Israeli-UAE deal required Israel to halt its contentious plan to annex occupied West Bank land sought by the Palestinians. Telephone calls soon began working between the nations as they continue to discuss other deals, including direct flights.

While the UAE’s population remains small and the federation has no tradition of standing up to the country’s autocracy, Bahrain represents a far-different country.

Just off the coast of Saudi Arabia, the island of Bahrain is among the world’s smallest countries, only about 760 square kilometers (290 square miles). Bahrain’s location in the Persian Gulf long has made it a trading stop and a naval defensive position. The island is home to the U.S. Navy’s 5th Fleet and a recently built British naval base.

Bahrain is acutely aware of threats posed by Iran, an anxiety that comes from Bahrain’s majority Shiite population, despite being ruled since 1783 by the Sunni Al Khalifa family. Iran under Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi had pushed to take over the island after the British left, though Bahrainis in 1970 overwhelmingly supported becoming an independent nation and the U.N. Security Council unanimously backed that.

Since Iran’s 1979 Islamic Revolution, Bahrain’s rulers have blamed Iran for arming militants on the island. Iran denies the accusations, though weapons experts suggest explosives found there bear similarities to others linked to Iran. Israel and Iran view each other as top regional enemies.

Outside of those tensions, Bahrain’s Shiite majority has accused the government of treating them like second-class citizens. The Shiites joined pro-democracy activists in demanding more political freedoms in 2011, as Arab Spring protests swept across the wider Middle East. Saudi and Emirati troops ultimately helped violently put down the demonstrations.

In recent years, Bahrain has cracked down on all dissent, imprisoned activists and hampered independent reporting on the island. While the Obama administration halted the sale of F-16 fighter jets to Bahrain over human rights concerns, the Trump administration dropped that after coming into office.

Bahrain’s royal family and officials have come out in support of the Israel-UAE agreement. However, civil society groups and others have condemned the move and warned the monarchy not to follow in UAE’s footsteps — despite Bahrain’s yearslong flirtation with Israel and Jewish leaders. Unlike the Emirates, Jews had a historical presence on the island and some still live there.

In 2017, two prominent U.S. rabbis said Bahrain’s king told them he hoped the Arab boycott of Israel would end. An interfaith group from Bahrain that year also visited Israel, though the state-run Bahrain News Agency later said that it didn’t “represent any official entity” after an uproar erupted on social media.

Bahrain has increasingly relied on support from other nations as it struggles with its debts, particularly neighboring Saudi Arabia. In that way, Bahrain has followed in lockstep with Riyadh, meaning any normalization with Israel likely got the kingdom’s approval, though, Saudi Arabia has for its part remained silent since the Emirati announcement.

Source: https://apnews.com/e21e371f1b406b209f93df5973d1fa46

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Re: Bahrain Recognizes Israel As A Nation by Originality007: 7:13pm On Sep 11
Good news grin

Dermmy how market?

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Re: Bahrain Recognizes Israel As A Nation by Kriss216: 7:14pm On Sep 11
God bless America
God bless Israel
God bless Edo
God bless Trump
God bless Obaseki




Shame on Ambode!

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Re: Bahrain Recognizes Israel As A Nation by Laurene(f): 7:23pm On Sep 11
Trump is God-sent.

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Re: Bahrain Recognizes Israel As A Nation by NeoWanZaeed(m): 7:29pm On Sep 11
Isreal grabs Palestine lands..


Thief
.


Trump is always Israel asshole..

Its even all US president

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Re: Bahrain Recognizes Israel As A Nation by DissTroy(m): 7:37pm On Sep 11
Trump just coordinated a peace deal between Israel and Bahrain. That's two peace deals with Middle East countries in a month.

Obama was paying Iran billions of dollars while it was wielding nuclear warheads, and arming militia groups in the Middle East to overthrow governments. He tore down the Middle East.

Trump sues for peace, Obama invaded and destroyed countries while arming terrorists. The difference is as clear as Trump's meteoric presidential race compared to race-befuddled Kamala Harris' presidential bid.

All the predictions of war in the Middle East and with North Korea have been reduced to the equivalent of Hillary Clinton's presidential term - zero. Now that's a high point towering over these leftist never-do-wells like the obelisk around the White House.

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Re: Bahrain Recognizes Israel As A Nation by Nbotee(m): 7:38pm On Sep 11
Iran right now

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Re: Bahrain Recognizes Israel As A Nation by Righteousness89(m): 7:39pm On Sep 11
Interesting times upon us!

Every thing is Falling in Place..

Let's look at these Major Happenings

1. Is the 'B' System Ready to Go?
( Ai , Lucferise Chip, Contact Tracing,etc)
Answer: YES

2. Is the Temple and Red Heifer Ready to Go?
Answer: YES

3.Is the Ezekil 38 Alliance Ready to Go?
Answer: Yes

4.Is America (The Mystery Babylon) about to be Destroyed?
Answer: YES

5. Is Peace and Safety about to be Signed?
Answer: YES

What Stands in the Way of all these is The RAPTURE of the Church!

According to My Brother in the Lord, this Could be a RAPTEMBER!

We are Definitely the Generation of the RAPTURE..


President Trump is Specifically Appointed from Above to Fulfill Endtime Prophecy..

Folks! Get Ready! Live Ready! Stay Ready!

The Trump of God Could Blast at anytime...

Repent From your Sins! Surrender to JESUS Christ..

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Re: Bahrain Recognizes Israel As A Nation by ForeThinker: 9:08pm On Sep 11
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Re: Bahrain Recognizes Israel As A Nation by joeprince23(m): 9:08pm On Sep 11
This is a historic deal for the Middle East, gradually we are withnessing a biblical prophecy truly God is using trump to achieve world peace especially for Jews and Christians in the Middle East. Never thought I will see this day. You really deserve a Nobel peace price mr president.

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Re: Bahrain Recognizes Israel As A Nation by rentAcock(m): 9:08pm On Sep 11
Even if Iran or Hezbollah recognizes Israel as a soveign nation, it still won't help Trump get reelected.

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Re: Bahrain Recognizes Israel As A Nation by Dpsychologist: 9:09pm On Sep 11
Good work trump

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Re: Bahrain Recognizes Israel As A Nation by Benjaniblinks(m): 9:09pm On Sep 11
angry

Righteous89 food don done. come and lick trump arzz o.

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Re: Bahrain Recognizes Israel As A Nation by superior1: 9:09pm On Sep 11
DNC is not gonna like this.

Trump Nobel Prize for sure!

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Re: Bahrain Recognizes Israel As A Nation by Trabelsi10(m): 9:09pm On Sep 11
Nice one from Trump

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Re: Bahrain Recognizes Israel As A Nation by AMvanquish: 9:09pm On Sep 11
Okay. Trump succeeding where past presidents have failed for decades. Like him or not , this is a Big positive for his foreign affairs policy.

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Re: Bahrain Recognizes Israel As A Nation by id4sho(m): 9:09pm On Sep 11
Awesome.You deserve a Nobel Peace Prize .This is a turning point in the Middle East Politics. Great job Mr. President. Keep it up.

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Re: Bahrain Recognizes Israel As A Nation by solmusdesigns: 9:09pm On Sep 11
Fighting for a re Election

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Re: Bahrain Recognizes Israel As A Nation by NwaNimo1(m): 9:09pm On Sep 11
Nobel peace prize loading..... grin

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Re: Bahrain Recognizes Israel As A Nation by GBOKASINCHA(m): 9:09pm On Sep 11
Bad news for Afonja muslims and miscreants they will gnash their teeth over this thread grin grin

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Re: Bahrain Recognizes Israel As A Nation by Triangles1(m): 9:10pm On Sep 11
Israel.


The love God have for Israel is beyond imagination and the love our politicians have for corruption.

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Re: Bahrain Recognizes Israel As A Nation by OneKinGuy(m): 9:10pm On Sep 11
NeoWanZaeed:
Isreal grabs Palestine lands..
You can't grab something that's yours!

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Re: Bahrain Recognizes Israel As A Nation by Timekeeper: 9:10pm On Sep 11
Nice one trump

Dermmy head slama must be feeling so sad

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Re: Bahrain Recognizes Israel As A Nation by EmptyGarden(m): 9:10pm On Sep 11
Came at the best time.

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Re: Bahrain Recognizes Israel As A Nation by amanikondo: 9:10pm On Sep 11
Some haters will not like this.

My president is doing well. grin grin

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Re: Bahrain Recognizes Israel As A Nation by solmusdesigns: 9:10pm On Sep 11
DissTroy:
Trump just coordinated a peace deal between Israel and Bahrain. That's two peace deals with Middle East countries in a month.

Obama was paying Iran billions of dollars while it was wielding nuclear warheads, and arming militia groups in the Middle East to overthrow governments. He tore down the Middle East.

Trump sues for peace, Obama invaded and destroyed countries while arming terrorists. The difference is as clear as Trump's meteoric presidential race compared to race-befuddled Kamala Harris' presidential bid.
All the predictions of war in the Middle East and with North Korea have been reduced to the equivalent of Hillary Clinton's president term - zero. Now that's a high point towering over these leftist never-do-wells like the obelisk around the White House.


Nigerian Christians sef

Always mixing International politics with religion and Bible

Only Trump would sign a deal with Taliban on the anniversary of 911 and Nigerian Christians would hail him

Bahrain with a tiny population of 1.5 million has no choice than to accept any deal from US, same as Isrealis with 8million population , without US Military base stabilising the region this mushroom countries would have been overan



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Re: Bahrain Recognizes Israel As A Nation by Camos: 9:10pm On Sep 11
God Bless
Re: Bahrain Recognizes Israel As A Nation by alexistaiwo: 9:10pm On Sep 11
Who knows Bahrain in the communique of nations?


This is akin to one backwater LCDA chairman in Lagos State who is not even recognised in his own state trying to recommend a governorship candidate in far Anambra grin

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Re: Bahrain Recognizes Israel As A Nation by lekki1444: 9:11pm On Sep 11
grin
Re: Bahrain Recognizes Israel As A Nation by AFULA(m): 9:11pm On Sep 11
okay
Re: Bahrain Recognizes Israel As A Nation by Benprass(m): 9:11pm On Sep 11
Kriss216:
God bless America
God bless Israel
God bless Edo
God bless Trump
God bless Obaseki




Shame on Ambode!
you use one mouth to lay course, then you use the other one to bless

What make you think God will bless those name up and then destroy Ambode, Is God a man?

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