In News by Oluwaseun Samuel on the 01st, September, 2020

Historical past Made As First Flight From Israel To UEA Lands After Peace Deal

History Made As First Flight From Israel To UEA Lands After Peace Deal

First flight from Israel lands in the UAE

First flight from Israel lands within the UAE


The primary official flight from Israel to the United Arab Emirates landed on Monday after the 2 international locations brokered peace


The El Al airliner made the three-hour journey, carrying a delegation of Israeli and US officers because it crossed Saudi Arabian airspace, usually blocked to Israeli air visitors.


The UAE turns into solely the third Arab nation within the Center East to recognise Israel since its founding in 1948.


On Saturday, the UAE repealed a legislation boycotting Israel which had been in place since 1972, and earlier this month the 2 international locations opened direct phone companies for the primary time.


The settlement to normalise relations – brokered by the US – was made public in a shock announcement on 13 August.


Flight LY971 – numbered to characterize the UAE’s worldwide dialling code – carried delegates together with Donald Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner and Israel’s Nationwide Safety Adviser Meir Ben-Shabbat.


Mr Kushner led secret talks which resulted within the settlement between Israel and the UAE, a federation of seven Arab monarchies within the Gulf, together with Dubai, The BBC writes.


Talking to the media after touchdown within the UAE capital Abu Dhabi, Mr Kushner described the deal between the international locations as a “historic breakthrough” and mentioned it was a “large honour” to have joined the flight.


“What occurred right here was three nice leaders got here collectively and so they began writing a brand new script for the Center East. They mentioned the long run doesn’t need to be predetermined by the previous,” he mentioned

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The return flight will probably be numbered LY972, after Israel’s worldwide dialling code.

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