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Bahrain agrees to normalize relations with Israel: Trump

'Saudis must have given green light' analyst says

U.S. President Donald President Trump faces reporters after it was announced Bahrain has joined the United Arab Emirates in striking an agreement to normalize relations with Israel as White House sennior adviser Jared Kushner stands by in the Oval Office.   © Reuters

WASHINGTON/JERUSALEM/DUBAI -- Bahrain joined the United Arab Emirates in agreeing to normalize relations with Israel on Friday, a move forged partly through shared fears of Iran but one that could leave the Palestinians further isolated.

U.S. President Donald Trump posted the announcement on Twitter after he spoke by phone, according to the White House, to Bahrain's King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

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