Israel’s Foreign Ministry Director-General Alon Ushpiz visited Bahrain on Wednesday for a series of talks, in the latest move of normalization between the two sides.
Ushpiz is heading an Israeli delegation that will participate in the second bilateral steering committee meeting between the two sides.
The first meeting was held in the Zionist entity last August.
In Manama, Ushpiz is also scheduled to meet with Bahrain’s Foreign Minister Abullatif bin Rashid Al Zayani and Undersecretary for Political Affairs Sheikh Abdulla Al Khalifa, Israeli media reported.
During Prime Minister Naftali Bennett’s visit to Bahrain in February, the two sides agreed on a 10-year bilateral plan called “The Joint Warm Peace Strategy” to deepen relations, officially signed during the so-called Negev Summit in March.
Bahrain, along with the United Arab Emirates, signed a peace pact with the Tel Aviv regime in a ceremony hosted by then US president Donald Trump at the White House in September 2020. Sudan and Morocco followed suit later in the year and inked similar US-brokered normalization deals with the occupying regime.
The agreements sparked outrage among Arab and Muslim countries, with governments of Iran, Syria, Lebanon, Iraq, Qatar, and Kuwait slamming them and expressing their unwavering support for the Palestinian cause.
Last week, Iraq’s parliament passed a law making it illegal for the country to ever normalize its relations with the Israeli regime.