Israeli officials welcome peace deals with UAE, Bahrain

Jerusalem, Sep 16 : Israeli Defence Minister and Alternate Prime Minister Benny Gantz hailed the newly-signed peace deals with the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Bahrain.

The signing, which took place earlier during a ceremony at the White House, “is nothing less than a day of celebration for the country,” Gantz wrote on Twitter on Tuesday, Xinhua news agency reported.

Israeli Foreign Minister Gabi Ashkenazi tweeted hailing a “historic day for Israel, UAE, Bahrain and for the entire region.” Ashkenazi also thanked US President Donald Trump for his role “in creating a new reality in the Middle East.”

Earlier on Tuesday, Israel signed in Washington two separate agreements to normalize its ties with the UAE and Bahrain.

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Only two Arab countries, Egypt and Jordan, had previously signed peace agreements with Israel.

Disclaimer: This story is auto-generated from IANS service.

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