Israeli cabinet approves UAE deal, Netanyahu says will meet its leader

SourceZawya
SectorEconomy
CountryUnited Arab Emirates

JERUSALEM  - Israel's cabinet approved a normalisation deal with the United Arab Emirates on Monday and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said he and Abu Dhabi's crown prince had spoken and agreed to meet soon.The U.S.-brokered "treaty of peace" establishing full relations with the Gulf Arab country broke new diplomatic ground in the region, where concern over Iran is high, even as Palestinians condemned the pact as betrayal of their quest for statehood in Israeli-occupied land.In an official statement that coincided with an Israeli cabinet vote approving the Sept. 15 agreement with the UAE, Netanyahu said he and Sheikh Mohammed would meet soon, without specifying a date."At the weekend, I spoke with my friend, the crown prince ... and invited him to visit Israel," Netanyahu said. "He invited me to visit ...read more...