First direct commercial flight from Israel lands in Bahrain

Dubai(AE-DU): The 1st well-known direct commercial airplane between Israel & Bahrain landed Wed. within the island kingdom, just a week after it signed a deal alongside the United Arab Emirates to normalize relations.

Airplane statistics demonstrated an Israir Airlines Airbus A320 landed in Bahrain Intl. Air port after a nearly three-hour airplane from Tel Aviv’s Ben-Gurion Intl. Air port.

There has been no immediate acknowledgement of the airplane from that Israeli govt, although PM Benjamin Netanyahu on Tue. spoke by telephone to Bahrain’s Crown Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa. Israel’s Foreign Ministry declined to comment.

Bahrain’s state-owned media didn’t immediately acknowledge the airplane. Authorities on the island off the coast of Saudi didn’t immediately respond to appeals for comment.

The US Embassy in Manama similarly didn’t respond to a appeal for comment.

The airplane has been made without ceremony, in sharp contrast to the 1st El Al airplane from Israel to the United Arab Emirates in the end of Aug.

That plane carried the US & Israeli authorities, involving President Donald Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner, along with media.

The airplane Wed. comes as Israel has went back into lock-down over the COVID-19 epidemic.

In Bahrain, civil community teams have criticized the move to normalize relations with Israel, informing that recognition must come only after Palestinians obtain their own own independent state.

Bahrain, house to the US Navy’s fifth Fleet & a British naval base, has a mostly Shiite public decided by a Sunni royal family (4). Arab Spring rallies there in 2011 stopped with officials cracking down with the support of Saudi Arabia & Emirati enforces.

Bahrain & the UAE signed normalization agreements on Sep 15 with Israel in the White Home, part of a US diplomatic push as Trump seeks re-election.

The UAE & Israel have shifted quickly to explore commercial ties after their own normalization deal.

Bahrain’s King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa formerly were quoted as informing he believed Arab nations must drop their own boycott of Israel.