Protests in Bahrain against the opening of the Israeli embassy | DW Arabic news | Breaking news and perspectives from around the world | DW

Protests in Bahrain against the opening of the Israeli embassy | DW Arabic news | Breaking news and perspectives from around the world | DW
Protests in Bahrain against the opening of the Israeli embassy | DW Arabic news | Breaking news and perspectives from around the world | DW

Anti-Israel protests erupted in Bahrain on Friday (October 1, 2021), the day after Israeli Foreign Minister Yair Lapid visited to open an embassy for the Jewish state in the country. Police fired tear gas during one of the protests, part of sporadic protests in the tiny Gulf state.

The demonstrators marched, waving Palestinian and Bahraini flags, chanting “Death to Israel” and “No to the Israeli Embassy in Islamic Bahrain.” There were no reports of arrests.

On Thursday, the Israeli foreign minister opened his country’s embassy in Bahrain. “We officially opened the Israeli embassy in Bahrain, in the presence of Bahraini Foreign Minister Abdul Latif Al-Zayani,” Lapid wrote in a tweet, stressing, “We agreed that by the end of the year, the Bahrain embassy in Israel will be opened.”

On Thursday, Abdullatif bin Rashid Al-Zayani, the Bahraini Foreign Minister, and his Israeli counterpart, Yair Lapid, signed a number of memoranda of understanding to enhance joint cooperation between the two countries in a number of fields, including sports, environment and water, Bahrain News Agency (BNA) reported.

Abdul Latif Al-Zayani presented the certificate of accreditation of Israel as an authorized partner of the Global Center for Maritime and Air Cargo Services to the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Israel, and a letter regarding granting Israel the right of sovereignty over the information of its subscribers in the existing cloud computing centers in the Kingdom of Bahrain.

A memorandum of understanding was also signed between Salmaniya Medical Complex, King Hamad University Hospital and the Sheba Fund for Health Services and Research in Israel on enhancing cooperation in the medical field.

Lapid’s visit on Thursday came a year after Bahrain normalized relations with Israel, in violation of decades of Arab consensus about not establishing relations with the Jewish state in the absence of a solution to the Palestinian issue.

The UAE, Sudan, and Morocco also established relations with Israel in a series of US-brokered agreements known as the “Abraham Accords”.

A.H./K.S. (AFP, DBA)

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    Declaration of incorporation and recognition

    On May 14, 1948, Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion announced the establishment of the State of Israel. America was the first to support and recognize that country, and the flag of the new country was raised in front of the United Nations building in New York. The establishment of Israel opened the door wide to the “Middle East conflict”.

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    “Promised Land”

    Jews are the largest component of Israeli society. Today, the population of the Jewish state is more than 8.5 million. The Jews describe their current homeland as the “Promised Land”, as they believe that God promised Abraham and promised him that this land would be for his descendants, and that it was the land to which the Jews would return.

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    “The Nakba”

    Independence Day for the Israelis is the anniversary of the Nakba for the Palestinians. Because of the 1948 war, many Palestinians lost their homes and livelihoods. The number of those who left their country at that time was estimated at 700,000 Palestinians, who today are called Palestinian refugees.

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    Six-Day War

    There have been many wars between Israel and its Arab neighbors. On June 5, 1967, a new war broke out between the Hebrew state and Egypt, Syria and Jordan, the third in the series of the Arab-Israeli conflict. But it soon ended with an Israeli victory and its capture of the Gaza Strip, the West Bank, Sinai and the Golan Heights.

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    Refugees in neighboring countries and in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip

    Today, the Palestinian refugee population is estimated to be approximately 5 million Palestinian refugees. According to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA), there are Palestinian refugees in 58 camps in Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, the Gaza Strip and the West Bank, including East Jerusalem. The word “refugee” is applied to those who left Palestine after the 1948 Nakba, while “displaced persons” are said for those who left Palestine after the “setback” of 1967.

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    miserable conditions

    Palestinian refugees live in harsh social and economic conditions in the camps. In its reports, UNRWA revealed the miserable conditions of these people, which are generally characterized by poverty, population density, and crippling living conditions. In addition to inadequate infrastructure such as streets and sewage. It is noteworthy that the Palestinian refugees in these camps do not “own” the land on which their housing is built, while they can “use” the land for residential purposes.

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    لماذا أنوروا؟

    UNRWA is the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine refugees in the Near East. It works to help, protect and gain support for them, until a solution to their suffering is found. The Agency allocates schools, health clinics and distribution centers inside and outside the camps. The agency was established by Resolution 302 (IV) of the United Nations General Assembly.

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    fourth war

    On October 6, 1973, the Egyptian and Syrian armies launched a surprise attack on the Israeli forces stationed in the Sinai and the Golan Heights. The Egyptian army achieved its goal of the war by crossing the Suez Canal, destroying the Bar-Lev Line, and taking defensive positions. The war officially ended at the end of October 24, with the ceasefire agreement signed between the Arab-Israeli sides.

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    Egypt opens the door

    On November 19, 1977, Egyptian President Anwar Sadat surprised the world with his visit to Israel, to launch arduous peace negotiations under American auspices, and culminated in September 1978 with the signing of the Camp David Accords, followed by the signing of the peace treaty on March 26, 1979. The treaty ended State of war Israel withdrew from the Sinai Peninsula. Peace was not supported in the Arab world, as the Arabs at the time considered it a “betrayal” of the Palestinians.

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    Oslo agreement

    After months of secret negotiations parallel to the peace process that was launched in Madrid in 1991, the Oslo Accords were signed on the 13th of September 1993 on the White House lawn, which was a declaration of principles on arrangements for transitional autonomy. Yasser Arafat, Yitzhak Rabin and Shimon Peres were awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. But the treaty was rejected by Palestinian factions. Many rounds were held to complete the peace that faltered with the outbreak of the second intifada.

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    Wadi Araba Treaty

    On October 26, 1994, under the auspices of US President Bill Clinton, the President of Jordan and Israel signed a peace treaty between them. The Wadi Araba Treaty formally ended decades of war, but it has yet to gain popular legitimacy in Jordan. In the eyes of the largest segment of Jordanians, more than half of whom are Palestinians, Israel remains an “enemy.” Under the treaty, Jordan retained its right to supervise religious affairs in Jerusalem.

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    Right of Return

    The right of return is a dream of most Palestinian refugees. The Palestinians, especially after the Oslo Accords, resorted to forming committees and institutions with the aim of preserving the refugee issue and defending the right of return.

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    The UAE and the Hebrew state announce full normalization

    The UAE and Israel have reached a “historic peace agreement”, according to President Trump, who said that they will soon start meetings to conclude several agreements. The UAE is the first Gulf country to announce full normalization with Israel. Mohammed bin Zayed announced in a tweet that, in a call with Trump and Netanyahu, “it was agreed to stop Israel’s annexation of the Palestinian territories. However, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu responded that the annexation plan was “postponed” but not “cancelled.”

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    Bahrain joins the UAE

    A month after the Emirati-Israeli declaration, Bahrain joined the two countries, and Benjamin Netanyahu signed two peace agreements with the UAE’s foreign ministers, Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, and Bahraini Abdul Latif Al-Zayani. It is believed that Bahrain will not be the last, and that there are Arab countries that may join, in a new indication that the Arab-Israeli conflict is nearing an official end to turn into a Palestinian-Israeli conflict. However, there are countries in the region that will not change their position, such as Iran.

 
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