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THE WORLD; Emirates and Bahrain recognize Israel; More Arab nations may follow suit, says President Trump, who hosted the ceremony.

Sep 16, 2020 - Los Angeles Times

Hoping to bolster his foreign policy credentials ahead of November's election, President Trump on Tuesday oversaw the formal recognition of Israel by two Arab countries, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain, during a White House South Lawn ceremony.

The two Persian Gulf nations became only the third and fourth Arab states to fully open ties with Israel, longed shunned by most Middle Eastern countries, in part because of its failure to resolve the conflict with Palestinians. Egypt and Jorda...