Israel signs deal with Jordan to open airspace

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Israel said on Thursday it has signed a deal with Jordan that will allow flights from the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain to fly through Israeli airspace.

“The agreement will significantly cut flight times to Gulf countries, Asia and the Far East, leading to fuel savings and less pollution”, Israel’s transportation ministry said, adding that European air traffic control agency Eurocontrol, which is based in Brussels, helped make the aviation deal happen.

Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates signed agreements to normalize ties with Israel on September 15 at the White House, part of a US diplomatic push. The move drew criticism from Iran.

In those agreements, Israel, Bahrain and the UAE agreed it was critical to ensure regular and direct flights to promote relations.

Israel’s prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu said he intends to get cabinet and parliamentary ratification for the UAE deal, which marks a strategic realignment of Middle East countries against Iran.

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