Saudi Arabia, Bangladesh and Other Muslim Nations to Recognise Israel Soon
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Jerusalem: Israel's foreign minister Eli Cohen has shared that around six or seven Muslim nations are all set to normalise ties with Israel and officially recognise it. This announcement from the foreign minister comes after four Arab states have already signed the Abraham Accords.
As per reports, Saudi Arabia, Bangladesh, Sudan, Brunei, Somalia, Morocco, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates will be working on stabilising their ties with Israel. However, an official confirmation from the Israeli foreign ministry is awaited.
During a press conference, FM Eli Cohen simply stated that six or seven Muslim countries are expected to recognise Israel very soon. Saudi Arabia is rumoured to be on this list as the Crown Prince and Prime Minister of the Kingdom Mohammed bin Salman mentioned that the Arab state is working to normalise its relations with the Jewish state.
When was Israel created?
Israel was formally created on May 14, 1948. A year after its inception, the United Nations welcomed the Jewish state as a full member state in 1949. Out of the 193 member states of the UN, around 165 recognise Israel as a legitimate country. The United States was the first to do so under former President Harry Truman.
Which Countries Do Not Recognise Israel?
15 members of the Arab League, namely, - Algeria, Comoros, Djibouti, Iraq, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Mauritania, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Syria, Tunisia, and Yemen – do not recognise Israel.
10 non-Arab members of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation - Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Brunei, Indonesia, Iran, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Niger, and Pakistan also do not recognise the Jewish state; Along with these countries, Cuba, North Korea and Venezuela are also yet to recognise the country.
However, from this list, six or seven countries are expected to recognise Israel in the next few months, with the signing of the Abhram Accords. The UAE, Bahrain, Morocco and Sudan signed the accords with Israel in 2020.