Bahrain’s parliament announced on Thursday that it is taking substantial diplomatic and economic measures. These measures involve recalling the Bahraini ambassador from Israel, the departure of the Israeli ambassador from Bahrain, and the suspension of all economic ties between the two countries.
The statement released on the official Bahraini parliament website outlined that this decision is firmly rooted in Bahrain’s unwavering historical stance, which supports the Palestinian cause and the legitimate rights of the Palestinian people. This principled position has been a guiding force behind the actions taken by Bahrain.
It is important to note that in September 2020, Bahrain, along with the United Arab Emirates, signed the Abraham Accord with Israel during a ceremony hosted by the then President of the United States, Donald Trump. The primary objective of this accord was to establish normalised relations between these Arab nations and Israel, with later additions of Sudan and Morocco.
These agreements, brokered by the United States, were designed to pave the way for broader recognition of Israel in the Arab world and subsequently facilitated the initiation of trade agreements and military cooperation between Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates, and Israel, beginning in 2020.