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Bahrain Told «Israel» 2 Years Ago: We Want Normalization

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By Staff, JP

Amid the continuous talk of normalizing ties with the apartheid entity, it emerged Sunday that the Bahraini regime informed “Israel” that it was interested in normalizing relations two years ago.

According to a report on “Israel’s” Channel 13 news, Bahrain’s Foreign Minister Khalid bin Ahmed Al Khalifa held a clandestine meeting with “Israeli” former foreign minister Tzipi Livni on the sidelines of the 2017 Munich Security Conference.

During the meeting, Khalid reportedly told Livni that the king of Bahrain, Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, had decided to move toward normalized relations with “Israel” and asked her to convey the message to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, which she did.

The report quoted unnamed senior “Israeli” officials. Livni refused to comment, Channel 13 said.

This comes as Hebrew media reported that officials in Tel Aviv assessed that Bahrain would be the next Arab country without formal diplomatic ties with “Israel “to host Netanyahu.

Despite his denial of an imminent plan, a top Bahraini diplomat, however, said that if a visit for Netanyahu were planned, the Gulf country would “not hesitate to announce it.”

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