Bahrain King reiterates need for Palestinian state after Israel deal

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The king of Bahrain Friday reiterated the need to reach fair and lasting peace between Palestine and Israel based on a two-state solution, Bahraini state news agency BNA said, shortly after Manama and Tel Aviv agreed to normalize relations with each other.

Bahraini King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa made his stance during a phone call with US President Donald Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

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Bahrain officially joined the United Arab Emirates on Friday in striking an agreement to normalize relations with Israel, in a dramatic move aimed at easing tensions in the Middle East.

Israel and the UAE reached an agreement on August 14 that will lead to a full normalization of diplomatic relations between the two in a deal that Trump helped broker.

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(With Reuters)

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