Israeli Journalists to be Allowed into Bahrain to Cover Conference

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Bahrain's King Hamad bin Issa al-Khalifa delivers a speech during a meeting with US secretary of state, ahead of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Ministerial meeting in Manama, Bahrain April 7, 2016. US Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in Bahrain where he is expected to discuss human rights and regional conflicts ahead of a Gulf summit to be attended by President Barack Obama. / AFP / POOL / JONATHAN ERNST (Photo credit should read JONATHAN ERNST/AFP/Getty Images)

By Hamodia StaffWednesday, June 19, 2019 at 4:55 pm

YERUSHALAYIM – Bahrain has agreed to allow a delegation of Israeli journalists to cover next week’s economic workshop in the capital Manama, at the behest of the United States.

Six representatives from Israeli news organizations will be permitted entry into the country, even though it has no formal diplomatic relations with Israel.

It’s regarded as a significant achievement for the White House “peace team,” led by Jared Kushner, which has been working to gradually normalize relations between Israel and the Gulf states, according to a report in Axios.

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