Israel and Bahrain have formally established diplomatic relations after signing the US brokered deal in
Arab country’s capital Manama.

 The two countries are now expected to open embassies.

 Bahrain is now the fourth Arab country in the Middle East – after the UAE, Egypt and Jordan – to recognise Israel.

 Bahrain is a sovereign state in the Persian Gulf.

 The island nation comprises a small archipelago made up of 40 natural islands and an additional 51 artificial
islands, centered around Bahrain Island which makes up around 83 percent of the country’s landmass.

 The country is situated between the Qatari peninsula and the north eastern coast of Saudi Arabia, to which it is
connected by the 25-kilometre King Fahd Causeway.

 The capital and largest city is Manama.

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