Israel, Bahrain Sign Peace Statement in Manama
Israel and Bahrain signed a “joint communique on establishing peaceful and diplomatic relations,” during a high-level Israeli government delegation’s visit to Manama on Sunday.
The countries signed seven memoranda of understanding, with the peace and normalization as the central document.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spoke to Bahraini Foreign Minister Abdullatif bin Rashid Al-Zayani before the signing, saying: "We are making giant steps to promote peace…This is the start of a breakthrough towards peace.”
On Sunday morning, the first El Al flight to Manama took off from Ben-Gurion Airport with American and Israeli officials aboard. It was flight number 973, like Bahrain’s country code for phone calls. Pilot Bobby Lavi, addressed the passengers, saying: “We wish you a pleasant flight, and are looking forward for a new era of peace, salaam and shalom for the whole region. Thank you.” (JPost / VFI News)
You keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on you, because he trusts in you. - Isaiah 26:3