“Each country has its advantages.” An Israeli official talks about relations with the UAE, Bahrain and Sudan

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The official of the Middle East Affairs Department at the Israeli Foreign Ministry, Lior Ben Dor, revealed the possibility of opening two embassies between his country and the UAE in the coming weeks or months.In an exclusive interview with Al Hurra, Bin Dor added, “Each country has its own advantages, and the agreements that will be signed today in Manama reflect the distinguished relations with Bahrain.”

As for Sudan, he explained that his country “extends its hand to everyone who wants to establish peace relations with it, and that the matter depends on Khartoum’s decisions.”He stressed that “the new era with Israel and the expansion of the axis of peace does not come at the expense of the Palestinians. Rather, it may be an additional factor to motivate the Palestinians to return to the negotiating table.”

Regarding the border demarcation talks with Lebanon, Ben Dor considered that the success of these efforts “will be reflected economically on both sides,” expressing his hope that “the Lebanese government will take the right decisions for its people, regardless of the influences of Hezbollah and Iran.”

Both Israel and Bahrain are formalizing their diplomatic relations during a ceremony today, Sunday, in Manama, according to Agence France-Presse.On September 15, Israel signed a normalization agreement with the UAE and Bahrain in Washington under the auspices of US President Donald Trump, making these two Gulf states the first Arab party to take this step after Jordan in 1994 and Egypt in 1979.

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