A visit from a Bahraini prince to Israel follows that of an interfaith delegation and testifies to the burgeoning unofficial relations between the two countries. Middle East Monitor reports:
Ayoob Kara (left) with the Bahrain Prince.
Israeli Minister of Communication Ayoob Kara claimed yesterday that Bahraini Prince Mubarak Al Khalifa is visiting Israel.
“I met publicly for the first time in Tel Aviv with Mubarak Al Khalifa, a Bahraini prince in order to strengthen relations between the two countries,” Kara of Israel’s ruling Likud party said on Twitter.
“Tomorrow [Monday] I will have the honour to host him in the Israeli Knesset,” he added.
Bahrain says it has no relations with Israel however it has been reported that officials from both countries maintain contact and visits privately.
An official Bahraini delegation visited Tel Aviv in December under instructions from Bahraini monarch Hamad Bin Isa Al Khalifa.