The aircraft of the company Gulf Air has landed at Ben Gurion airport in Tel Aviv, while the Israeli foreign minister is in Bahrain to inaugurate the first embassy of the Hebrew state.
The flags of Bahrain and Israel flew from the cockpit to mark the event. A Gulf Air plane touched down at Tel Aviv’s Ben-Gurion Airport on Thursday, September 30, after leaving Manama, the capital city, earlier this morning.ahreïnia. This flight trade is a first since the normalization of relations between the two countries last year.
On the same day, thehe Israeli Foreign Minister Yair Lapid has arrived in Bahrain to inaugurate his country’s first embassy and bilateral agreements are to be concluded during the visit. But DDemonstrators burned tires on the outskirts of Manama to protest against this coming, a large part of Bahraini society being opposed to this rapprochement in support of the Palestinian cause.
On September 15, 2020, Bahrain had signed, at the same time as the United Arab Emirates, an agreement to establish official relations with Israel, making these Gulf monarchies the first Arab countries to recognize the Hebrew state, after Egypt in 1979 and Jordan in 1994. The Palestinians denounced a “stab in the back” and accused the Emirates and Bahrain of having betrayed the “Arab consensus” making the settlement of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict the condition sine qua non to the normalization of relations with the Hebrew state.