Israeli PM Netanyahu to visit Bahrain ‘soon’

Spokesman for Israeli PM office says visit is prelude for something bigger

Israeli PM Netanyahu to visit Bahrain ‘soon’

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is scheduled to visit Bahrain "soon", his office announced Friday.

"The Kingdom of Bahrain is the next destination for Netanyahu," Hani Marzouk, a spokesman for the Prime Minister's office for Arab media, told the Israeli Broadcast Authority.

"This visit is only a prelude for something bigger, for another Middle East," Marzouk said.

The visit "is the start for new relations and an indication that we are on the right track to correct history," he said.

Marzouk added: "Israel sees the Arab world is large, diverse and has rich human potential and it wants to establish great relations with it at the scientific and academic level." 

On Oct. 26, Netanyahu visited Oman upon an invitation by Sultan Qaboos bin Said, the first visit of its kind for an Israeli official in 22 years.