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Fri Mar 25, 2022, 03:58 PM

Israel to host top Arab diplomats during Blinken's visit

JERUSALEM -- Israel said Friday it would host the foreign ministers of the United Arab Emirates, Morocco and Bahrain during U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken's visit early next week, in what would be the latest in a flurry of high-level meetings held across the Middle East.

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Israel's Foreign Ministry said it would host the four top diplomats on Sunday and Monday, with additional details to be provided later.

In a separate development, Jordanian state media said King Abdullah II would host Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, Iraq’s Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi and Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Abu Dhabi’s powerful crown prince and de facto ruler of the Emirates, in the southern Jordanian city of Aqaba on Friday.

The crown prince met with Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett and el-Sissi in Egypt earlier this week.



Something is up in the Middle East. I suspect some serious realignment of alliances is about to take place.

Edited to add the link: https://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/israel-host-top-arab-diplomats-blinkens-visit-83667444

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Fri Mar 25, 2022, 04:55 PM

1. Aqaba, Jordan is essentially the geographic meeting point of Jordan, Egypt and Israel.

That’s a pair of heavy duty conferences.

Aqaba wiki page. History and map

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aqaba

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Fri Mar 25, 2022, 05:05 PM

2. Yep, some heavy symbolism is to be expected.

No reflection on Laurence of Arabia, though.

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