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Breaking! A Kuwaiti Delegation Visited Israel In Recent Days

Recent visit by Kuwaitis to Israel underscores the continuing tightening of Sunni – Israeli ties

A view on Kuwait City
Copyright: Mikael Lindmark [CC BY-SA 2.5 se (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5/se/deed.en)], from Wikimedia Commons

A group of people from the small but influential Gulf country of Kuwait with which Israel has no diplomatic relations, came to Israel last week for a visit that lasted a number of days, as reported by the Israeli news resource Kann. The visit, which was defined as “private”, but received all the necessary government permits focused on religious, cultural, and educational sites. Among them was a mosque belonging to the moderate Ahmadiyya Islamic sect, the Al-Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem, the Museum of Tolerance in Jerusalem, and Haifa University. While Kuwait’s official position is that it ill be the “last” to normalize its relationship with Israel, the visit marks another important milestone in the recent rapprochement between Israel and the Sunni Arab world, particularly in the Gulf and on the Arabian Peninsula.

The Kababir Mosque in Haifa belongs to the Ahmadiyya Islamic sect. Here it appears surrounded by Jewish homes in the upscale Karmel Merkazi neighborhood in Haifa with the Mediterranean Sea in the background
Copyright: צילום: אלעד זלומונס [CC BY 2.5 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.5)]

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