US vaping-related deaths rise to 33, cases of illness to 1,479    Trump very grateful for ceasefire in northern Syria after Pence-Erdogan talks    Cairo metro back to normal operations following hours-long power disruption    Egypt's Pope Tawadros opens Saint Mary, Mar Youhanna Church in Belgium    After nearly three years of negotiation, European Union leaders approve Brexit deal with Britain    Apache Corp. plans to increase investments in Egypt: CEO    Egypt's Irrigation minister reviews latest developments of Ethiopia's Renaissance Dam in Budapest    PUBG MOBILE releases massive content update as Halloween, Payload mode coming    N. Ireland's DUP says it can not support PM Johnson's Brexit deal    Egyptian Premier League fixtures (4th matchday)    Tokyo 2020 Olympics head: Wants to discuss IOC plan to move marathon to Sapporo    Liverpool head to Manchester United with widest gulf in years    China hopes to reach phased trade deal with U.S. as early as possible: ministry    'Passports should be valid for six months,' Egypt's foreign ministry advises citizens planning travel abroad    Unpaid work hits 35% of Egypt's GPD, but still not included in economic calculations: IMF    Egypt's FM Shoukry holds talks with Lithuania's govt. chancellor    Egypt's Oks new regulations tightening control on micro-financing    Dollar, pound tread water, Aussie bolstered by jobs report    European stocks set for cautious open ahead of crucial EU summit    Egypt in talks with World Bank over solid waste management loan    Grand Nile Tower Arts & Cultural Centre launches second round    AUC students win prestigious award at SensUs 2019    Egypt's coach Hossam El-Badry satisfied with winning start despite technical problems    What next for the economy?    Hundreds released    Sliding inflation    Luxor's new discoveries    Moroccan film Nomades scoops awards in Alexandria Film Festival    Toshiba's JV with Egyptian Elaraby opens regional HQ in South Africa    Six authors vie for Booker prize 2019, Atwood in the lead    In Photos: A sneak peek into rehearsals for the Cleopatra ballet world premiere    Sisi, Ethiopia's PM to meet in Moscow to discuss GERD issue    Sisi: army engaged in attrition phase against terrorism in Sinai since 2013    10K fans to attend Egypt's friendly against Botswana in Alexandria: EFA    Sisi, Ethiopia's PM agree to overcome obstacles in Nile dam talks    Farwell to Egyptian comic actor Talaat Zakaria    Court sentences six to death, 41 to lifetime imprisonment violence related case    Trump says he would release Mideast peace plan after Israeli elections    ACWA Power compares 3 bids to supply production units for Luxor power station    What do you know about gold alloying?    NBE announces EGP 2.5m prizes for handball youth teams for their world achievements    Jennifer Lopez evokes Egyptian outrage post her North Coast performance    Al-Sisi honours Egypt's scholars on Science Day    IS claims responsibility for suicide bombing killing 63 in Afghan wedding    Political parties gear up for parliamentary, senate, local elections    Unprecedented Glory: Egypt win Men's U-19 World Handball Championship    12th National Egyptian Theatre Festival fuel up public theatre art scene    Ministry of Environment has a plan for "black clouds season"    

Thank you for reporting!
This image will be automatically disabled when it gets reported by several people.

Israel restores diplomatic ties with Oman claims Mossad chief
Relations between Israel and the Sultanate of Oman witnessed suspension in 2000 in the wake of the widescale Palestinian revolt against the Israeli occupation of the West Bank and Gaza
Published in Daily News Egypt on 04 - 07 - 2019

Yossi Cohen the current Director of the Mossad, the national intelligence agency of Israel, said recently that his country has inaugurated a representative office in the Sultanate of Oman and restored diplomatic relations with the Arab country, according to The Times of Israel.
Relations between Israel and the Sultanate of Oman witnessed suspension in 2000 in the wake of the widescale Palestinian revolt against the Israeli occupation of the West Bank and Gaza. However, the statements of Cohen asserted the restoration of the relations between the two countries.
Cohen's statements came during a conference held recently in the Israeli city of Herzliya where he considered the restoration of diplomatic relations between Israel and Oman as part of a highly secret effort exerted to reach normalisation with Arab countries.
Before Cohen's statements, there were no diplomatic relations between Israel and Oman after 2000. In 1994, former Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin paid a visit to Oman where Sultan Qaboos bin Said received him to discuss ways to enhance the supply of water.
In 1996, Oman and Israel signed a deal to open commercial representative offices, however relations witnessed a deadlock in October 2000 directly after the rise of the second Palestinian revolt, Yet, in 2008 Oman's Foreign Affairs Minister Yusuf bin Alawi bin Abdullah met with his Israeli counterpart at that time, Tzipi Livni.
On October 2018, the current Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, paid an official visit to Oman where he met with the Sultan Qaboos bin Said. The visit came after Qaboos addressed an official invitation to Netanyahu to visit the country and this visit represented the first official meeting on that level since 1996.
Cohen noted, during the conference, that the current atmosphere is representing an unprecedented chance and may be the first of its kind in the history of the Middle East to achieve comprehensive peace and regional understanding.
"Currently, we don't have a peace treaty with all the region's countries, but there are a number of common interests, intense cooperation, and available communication channels between countries" he said.
Cohen's statements came directly after days from the economic workshop held in Bahrain, where the economic side of the United States peace plan to settle the Israeli and Palestinian dispute has been revealed. The US-sponsored meeting witnessed the attendance of representatives from several Arab countries such as Egypt and Oman.
Meanwhile, the Palestinian authority, that is ruling the West Bank, refused to attend it and accused the US of being prejudiced toward Israel. Israel did not send an official representative, but a number of researchers and Israeli journalists participated in the conference as per an invitation from the White House.
On June 26, Oman announced that it will open an embassy in the occupied Palestinian territories. This raised concerns among Palestinians who feared that this step may pave the way for Omani recognition to Israeli sovereignty over the occupied territories.

Clic here to read the story from its source.