Bennett suggested establishing Gulf 'NATO' including 'Israel': Israeli media
Israeli media analysts say that the Prime Minister of the Israeli occupation proposed, during his visits to the Gulf countries, the establishment of a kind of a "special NATO", which would include both these countries and "Israel."
Israeli media outlets pointed out that Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett proposed during his visits to the Gulf states a military initiative aiming to establish a Gulf version of NATO, of which "Israel" would be a part.
Following Chief of Staff Aviv Kohavi's visit to Bahrain, Israeli military affairs analyst Roi Sharon said that there have been talks recently about an initiative to create an alliance or coalition that brings together "Gulf states against the Iranian threat."
Sharon added that today's report on the Saudi Elaph website revealed that Kohavi also met with the Qatari chief of staff and said that if Qatar joins this alliance and the matter turns public, "this will be a very big thing."
For her part, the Kan political affairs correspondent Gilly Cohen also pointed out the same issue, explaining that the proposal of the Chief of Staff of the Israeli occupation included that "Israel will be part of this alliance, of course."
Two days ago, Israeli Chief of Staff Aviv Kochavi visited Bahrain, where he met with officials, and Defense Minister Benny Gantz visited Manama in early February.
Israeli media also quoted statements by the Bahraini Deputy Foreign Minister, Abdullah bin Ahmed Al Khalifa, as saying that the Mossad is present in Bahrain, as part of the latter's "security and intelligence cooperation with Israel."