This agreement will open the door to joint research projects and databases, as well as publications.
“I am nervous, if I am just being completely honest,” said Avi Berkowitz, special representative for international negotiations to US President Donald Trump.
The normalization would be unlikely to happen all at once, unlike in the recent cases of the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain, because of the unique circumstances in Sudan.
The flight agreement would also allow an unlimited number of flights between Bahrain and Eilat and up to five cargo flights per week.
This secret diplomatic office's existence was classified and has only recently come to light.
It is essential to keep in mind at this point that the negotiations relate only to the maritime border, nothing else. Neither side intends to discuss land border disputes or additional issues.
“I believed in 2010 that we had an opportunity to [have] good relations with the Gulf states,” Kara said.
Gafni recounted that Lapid had said to him in the first phone call: “For you I’m ready to pray."
The UAE is the country most Israelis want to visit.
The Lebanese side's statements about the meeting emphasized that they are "indirect" and "technical."