Netanyahu says UAE's bin Zayed invited him for visit
Benjamin Netanyahu announces that the UAE President has invited him for a visit to boost normalization ties
Israeli Benjamin Netanyahu said on Thursday that UAE President Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan invited him for a visit to deepen normalization ties. This comes at a time when Palestinians face Israeli aggressions and ethnic cleansing on daily basis.
In a Twitter post, Netanyahu said that "I spoke with my friend Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed, President of the United Arab Emirates, and we agreed to further develop relations after the historic peace agreement we reached together. Sheikh bin Zayed invited me to visit his country so that we can develop our relations together."
Last week, legislative polls saw Netanyahu's Likud party and its right-wing allies — two ultra-Orthodox parties and the far-right Religious Zionism Party — secure 64 seats in the 120-seat parliament. The centrist bloc of his opponents, headed by the current prime minister and leader of the Yesh Atid party, Yair Lapid, won 51 seats.
The Israeli Elections Committee announced that the final voter turnout in the Knesset elections was 71.3%, the highest since 2015.
Likud leader Benjamin Netanyahu said on October 23 that normalization with Saudi Arabia will be the main goal during his next term.
Israeli media quoted Netanyahu's words, which came during an interview with the US media outlet CNN, as saying that "The Abraham Accords [normalization agreements] would not have taken place without tacit Saudi approval."
Last July, Israeli media relayed the appreciation of the leader of the Israeli opposition, Benjamin Netanyahu, to Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman, for his contribution to the completion of the four so-called "Abraham Accords"[normalization agreements].
Netanyahu said that in case he assumes leadership once again, then he intends to achieve full "peace agreements" with Saudi Arabia, as well as with other Arab states.
It is noteworthy that the UAE, Bahrain, Morocco, and Sudan signed normalization agreements with the occupation under US auspices in mid-September 2020.
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