Bahrain Foreign Minister: ‘The Jewish people have a place amongst us’

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Bahraini Foreign Minister Khalid bin Ahmed Al Khalifa

‘Israel is a country in the Middle East. It is historically part of the heritage of this whole region,’ Bahraini FM tells Israeli news.

Arutz Sheva Staff,  26/06/19 21:35

“The Jewish people have a place amongst us,” the foreign minister of Bahrain, which does not have official diplomatic relations with Israel, said in an interview during the conference in Bahrain on the economic part of the US peace plan.

In an excerpt from the interview held with Barak Ravid of Israel’s Channel 13, Bahraini Foreign Minister Khalid bin Ahmed Al Khalifa addressed Israel, saying, “You do have a peace agreement with Egypt, you do have a peace agreement with Jordan, you did have some kind of understandings with the Palestinians through their Authority in the last period.”

“But this is not the limit of the scope of where you belong. Israel is a country in the Middle East. Israel is historically part of the heritage of this whole region. So the Jewish people have a place amongst us.”

Noting that he was not privy to the details of the political part of the US peace plan, he said that “We do trust that the US will be able to reach an agreement.”

“But it requires more than the US, it requires the parties of the region to work together,” he added.

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