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Bahrain, Sudan may follow UAE in making peace with Israel, says minister

The Gulf Arab state's agreement with Israel "broke a taboo" that could do just that, Intelligence Minister Eli Cohen said in an interview

How Israel, UAE and the US will benefit from the historic peace agreement

In a conference call with reporters on Monday, Jared Kushner, the U.S. administration’s top adviser on the Middle East, said “we’re very close to a lot of breakthroughs from the region.”

Bahrain and Sudan will likely be first to follow the United Arab Emirates’ lead and agree to make peace with Israel, the Israeli intelligence minister said, as momentum toward normalized relations grew on diplomatic and economic fronts.

Israel’s president, building on the drama of the moment, invited the UAE’s de facto leader, Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed, to visit Jerusalem -- a trip that no other senior Gulf leader is known to have made since Israel’s founding.

“I make no secret of my hope that this move will also serve as a beacon, illuminating the road ahead for others,” President Reuven Rivlin wrote

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First Published: Aug 19 2020 | 2:26 AM IST

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