Historic? Israel’s normalisation of ties with UAE, Bahrain

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    So is it historic? At the same White House that hosted Israel’s 1978 peace deal with Egypt and the 1993 Oslo accords with the Palestinians… now comes the normalization of ties with United Arab Emirates… and Bahrein with both foreign ministers in attendance. Relations between Israel and the Gulf monarchies warmed a long time ago. Why come clean now? Subscribe to France 24 now: http://f24.my/youtubeEN FRANCE 24 live news stream: all the latest news 24/7 http://f24.my/YTliveEN Visit our website: http://www.france24.com Subscribe to our YouTube channel: http://f24.my/youtubeEN Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FRANCE24.English Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/France24_en

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