Israel hosted the foreign ministers of four Arab nations and the United States in a bid to strengthen its position in a rapidly shifting Middle East.

according to reports the gathering brought together the top diplomats from all but one of the Arab countries that have normalised relations with Israel in U.S-mediated negotiations, including three that signed agreements with Israel during the Trump administration in 2020.

Meeting at a resort in the southern Naqab (Negev) region near the tomb of Israel’s first prime minister, David Ben-Gurion, the ministers and U.S Secretary of State Antony Blinken pledged to expand cooperation to include energy, environmental and security matters and try to bring others into the agreements.

The Palestinians were not invited to the summit, despite their ongoing occupation at the hands of Israel being a central feature of Arab-Israeli relations for the last 50 years.

Source: BBC

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