RJC on Bahrain, Israel Normalizing Relations

Washington, DC – The Republican Jewish Coalition released a statement today, after the announcement that Bahrain and Israel have agreed to normalize relations. RJC National Chairman Senator Norm Coleman said:

The UAE and Israel will sign a treaty of peace next week, and now Bahrain and Israel have agreed to normalize relations as well. President Donald Trump has played a key role in these truly historic changes in the Middle East. We commend the President and his team for their efforts to bring Israel and her moderate neighbors in the region together in peace.

Bahrain’s decision to normalize relations with Israel demonstrates the growing conviction in the region that now is the time to set aside old conflicts, stand united against the threat of Iran, and engage in economic, technological, scientific, and cultural cooperation with Israel that will improve the lives of all the peoples of the Middle East.

As we approach Rosh Hashana, the Jewish new year, these historic diplomatic achievements - fostered by the Trump Administration - give our community hope that the coming year will usher in greater peace and prosperity for Israel. We look forward to seeing more Arab and Muslims states, and one day the Palestinian people, join hands with Israel in peace and friendship.