Netanyahu blocked FM Ashkenazi from traveling to UAE — TV

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has intervened to prevent Foreign Minister Gabi Ashkenazi from traveling to the UAE on Monday to inaugurate Israel’s new missions in the Gulf country, Channel 12 reports.

Sources in the Foreign Ministry say Netanyahu blocked the visit because “he didn’t want the foreign minister to travel there before he does.”

Netanyahu has repeatedly canceled his plans to travel to the United Arab Emirates, most recently last week. Israel and the UAE announced over the summer they were establishing diplomatic ties.