Israeli PM Netanyahu to visit Bahrain

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said he would visit Bahrain soon. He has been invited by the Crown Prince Salman Al Khalifa of this Gulf country. Netanyahu said in a statement on Tuesday, "Al-Khalifa has invited for a formal visit to Bahrain and I will visit soon."

A normal Bahrain delegation visited Israel last week after relations between the two countries returned to normal. Diplomatic relations between Israel and Bahrain were established a month ago. The two countries agreed to normalize their relations through US mediation.

A similar agreement was signed by the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Israel before Bahrain. Palestine had expressed displeasure over this change in the attitude of these two Gulf countries regarding Israel. It is believed that this exercise is going on for the siege of Iran. In this effort, Netanyahu made a secret visit to Saudi Arabia last Sunday.