Mideast countries differ on Bahrain-Israel normalization deal

Jerusalem, September 13 : Middle Eastern nations have differed on the US-brokered normalization settlement between Israel & Bahrain, that had come under a mo after the United Arab Emirates (UAE) & Israel approached a similar deal.

A joint announcement released on Fri. by US President Donald Trump, Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu & Bahrain’s King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa hailed the Bahrain-Israel settlement as “a historical breakthrough”, records Xinhua press agency

Bahrain, the 2nd Gulf Arab nation to normalize ties with Israel after the UAE declared a similar deal on Aug 13, is planned to sign the peace settlement with Israel on Sep 15 in a ceremony in the White Home, throughout that the UAE-Israel deal going to also be inked.

On Sat., Sr. Bahraini authorities appreciated the normalization with Israel as a contributor to local security & stability.

The nation’s Parliament, the Domestic Assembly, also known as for achieving a “just & comprehensive peace on the basis of the two-state resolution” to end the Palestinian-Israeli conflict.

Although, the Bahrain-Israel deal has enraged the Palestinian Authority, that firmly condemned it, awhile blasting the US for pressuring Arab nations into normalizing ties with Israel.

Soon after the announcement of the Bahrain-Israel deal, the Palestinian command released an announcement condemning the Bahraini move as “a betrayal of Jerusalem, Al-Aqsa Mosque & the Palestinian cause”.

Palestinian Minister of Foreign Affairs Riyad al-Maliki stated that he’d recall the Ambassador to Bahrain for consultations on just how it’d take (2) “required steps” to respond to the move.

In separate affirmations, the Islamic Hamas movement, that controls the Gaza Strip, & the Palestinian Islamic Jihad slammed deal as “a evident aggression over our citizens” & “a blatant coup over all Arab, domestic & Islamic constants of Palestine”.

Iran, Israel & the US’ top rival within the area, on Sat. vehemently condemned Bahrain for taking the step, adding that it has been a “fundamental error” to “seek shelter” in Israel in place of “gaining legitimacy from its citizens”.

The Iranian Foreign Ministry stated that the US presidential election due in Nov is one such reasons for Bahrain to “sacrifice the cause of honourable Palestine”, caveat that Tehran going to hold Manama responsible for all this implications of any action leading to Israel to “create insecurity within the Gulf area”.

Turkey also expressed powerful condemnation & worry regarding the development (devt) that “violates the Arab Peace Initiative & the commitments made by this Company of Islamic Cooperation”.

The Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs named Bahrain’s move as “a heavy blow to the measures to defend the Palestinian cause”, that going to deepen Israel’s “illegal acts” in Palestine & encourage Israel to continue to occupy the Palestinian lands.

It stressed that the only way to establish peace & stability within the Middle East is to resolve the Palestinian problem fairly & comprehensively in the framework of Intl. law & UN resolutions.

On the different side, Egypt, the 1st Arab nation to sign a peace cope with Israel in 1979, & the UAE both appreciated the Bahrain-Israel peace deal.

In an announcement, Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi stated that he valued this important step toward establishing stability & peace within the Middle East, in a way that achieves “a just & permanent arrangement of the Palestinian problem”.

The UAE congratulated Bahrain & stated that it hoped the settlement going to have “a positive effect on the local & Intl. peace & cooperation atmosphere”.

However Jordan, the 2nd Arab nation to sign a peace cope with Israel in 1994, sounded a extra cautious note.

Jordanian Foreign Minister Ayman Safadi stated that ending the Israeli occupation & resolving the Palestinian-Israeli conflict on the basis of the two-state resolution play the major role in realizing peace within the Middle East.

Safadi named for stopping all Israeli steps that undermine the two-state resolution, & for making an independent Palestinian state on the 1967 borders with East Jerusalem as its capital, in-line with the 2002 Arab Peace Initiative & the Intl. resolutions.

“The impact of such deals relies on Israel’s actions,” he added further.