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First Gulf Air flight from Bahrain to Israel touches down in Tel Aviv

A Gulf Air A320 coming from the Bahraini capital Manama arrives at Ben Gurion Airport near Tel Aviv on September 30, 2021. (EMMANUEL DUNAND / AFP)
A Gulf Air A320 coming from the Bahraini capital Manama arrives at Ben Gurion Airport near Tel Aviv on September 30, 2021. (EMMANUEL DUNAND / AFP)

The first commercial flight between Bahrain and Israel lands at Ben Gurion International Airport near Tel Aviv, a year after the US-brokered normalization of ties.

Gulf Air flight GF972 touches down at Israel’s main airport shortly after Foreign Minister Yair Lapid begins a landmark visit to Manama, where he will open the Israeli embassy in the Bahraini capital.

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