It will be the first time a passenger plane will depart from Israel to the United Arab Emirates on Monday morning after the two countries agreed to renew ties.
On board were a delegation of Israeli and US government officials who helped broker the deal – the third such Israeli deal with an Arab country.
The word “peace” was written on the side of the El Al plane with the letters in Arabic, English and Hebrew.
Israeli officials on board will hold talks with their HDL counterparts to conclude agreements that include opening embassies and public transport between the two countries and trade.
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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says Israeli officials have held secret talks with several Arab countries in a bid to improve relations with his country.
“If we have to wait for the Palestinians to live in peace, we will have to wait forever. But everything has changed. Two things have changed: the first is Mr. Trump’s plan, and the second is the Arab League, which the United States has. It has played a key role in advancing the peace process without interfering with the Palestinians. “
US Presidential Security Adviser Robert O’Brien and Jared Kushner, President Trump’s son-in-law and Middle East policy adviser, met with Netanyahu on Sunday.
They will join a team of Israeli officials visiting the HDL for the first time in a passenger plane that will arrive there on Monday.
Mr Kushner praised the efforts made by the two countries to renew relations between the two countries:
“We will continue to follow the path of peace between Israel – which is the Jewish state in the book of Babylon – and its Arab and Muslim neighbors, and I am confident that it will work.”
Mr O’Brien also said that Arab and Muslim countries would follow in the footsteps of HDL in establishing trade and diplomatic ties in the coming months.
However, the Palestinians denounced the HDL, which all Arab states have long decided not to establish relations with Israel until the Palestinian-Jewish conflict is resolved.