Revealed: Officials from undisclosed Muslim country paid recent visit to Israel

U.S. President Donald Trump, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Bahrain Dr. Abdullatif bin Rashid Al-Zayani, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Minister of Foreign Affairs for the United Arab Emirates Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyanisigns sign the Abraham Accords on the South Lawn of the White House, Sept. 15, 2020. Credit: Official White House Photo by Shealah Craighead.

A senior adviser to the leader of a large Muslim-majority country with no diplomatic ties to Israel headed a delegation that met with Israeli counterparts in Tel Aviv.

A senior adviser to the leader of a large Muslim-majority country has recently visited Israel despite the two countries having no diplomatic relations, Israel Hayom has learned.

Under censorship restrictions, Israel Hayom is not at liberty to name the Asian country or the people involved due to potential national security and diplomatic sensitivities. However, it can report that the adviser headed a delegation of senior officials for meetings in Tel Aviv about two weeks ago.

The talks between the two sides come on the heels of the normalization deals struck between Israel and several Arab states through the active mediation of the administration of U.S. President Donald Trump.

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The deals, known collectively as the Abraham Accords, have been announced over the course of the past several months with the United Arab Emirates being the first, followed by Bahrain and Sudan.

Last week, Morocco publicly announced the establishment of diplomatic ties with the Jewish state, and a few days ago, Bhutan did so as well.

Saudi Arabia, as the de facto leader of the Sunni-Arab bloc in the region, has been reportedly active behind the scenes to lay the groundwork fora U.S.-led normalization effort, and it has recently granted overflight rights to Israeli airliners.

This article first appeared in Israel Hayom.


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