Israel’s president, Isaac Herzog, recently visited Bahrain.
The historic visit is the first official visit by an Israeli president to Bahrain.
This is the first visit since Israel normalized ties with Bahrain two years ago, in 2020 as part of the US-brokered Abraham Accords.
During Herzog’s two-day trip, he was welcomed by King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa and met with Foreign Minister Abdullatif bin Rashid Al-Zayani.
Prior to his departure from Israel, Herzog said that the trip was “predominantly a message of peace in the region’.
Security was tightened for Herzog’s trip, following recent anti-Israel protests and demonstrations that happened in the country prior to his arrival.
The other purpose of Herzog’s visit was to encourage ties and build a relationship following the signing of The Abraham Accords.
Israel is currently trying to encourage other countries to join The Abraham Accords.
It is unclear at the moment whether more countries will join.
Herzog’s trip also comes during the time of The World Cup football games where there have been problems for Israeli journalists and reporters in Qatar.
It is unclear what the future of the Israel-Bahrain relationship will be but we hope for the best.