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Is Bangladesh moving to normalize relations with Israel?

Increased cooperation offers clear benefits for both countries

| Bangladesh
Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, pictured in September 2018: she would be loath to trigger passionate sentiments among religious factions.   © Reuters

Arafat Kabir, a Bangladeshi, is a political science graduate student and a research intern at Washington, D.C.-based Quincy Institute.

Israel turns out to be on a diplomatic spree of late. After mending fences with erstwhile foes in the Gulf and North Africa, a new door seems to have opened to a country far away from its familiar turf: Bangladesh.

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