Israel & Bahrain establish diplomatic Relations

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  • October 19, 2020
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Israel & Bahrain establish diplomatic Relations

Part of: GS Prelims and GS-II – International Relations

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  • Recently, Israel and Bahrain have formally established diplomatic relations after signing the US brokered deal in Bahrain’s capital Manama.
  • The two countries are now expected to open embassies.
  • Bahrain is now the fourth Arab country in the Middle East – after the UAE, Egypt and Jordan – to establish diplomatic Relations with Israel.

Important value additions

  • Bahrain is a sovereign state in the Persian Gulf.
  • The island nation comprises a small archipelago made up of 40 natural islands and an additional 51 artificial islands, centred around Bahrain Island which makes up around 83% of the country’s landmass.
  • The country is situated between the Qatari peninsula and the north eastern coast of Saudi Arabia, to which it is connected by the 25-kilometre King Fahd Causeway.
  • The capital and largest city is Manama.

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