White Home advisor Jared Kushner, boarding the primary Israel-UAE industrial flight following a US-brokered deal to normalise ties, voiced hope Monday for a extra peaceable period within the area.
Flight 971 of Israel’s nationwide provider El Al then took off from Ben Gurion Worldwide Airport close to Tel Aviv, certain for Abu Dhabi.
The historic flight was carrying a joint US-Israeli delegation that was led on the American aspect by Kushner, President Donald Trump’s son-in-law.
“Whereas it is a historic flight, we hope that it’s going to begin an much more historic journey within the Center East and past,” Kushner mentioned shortly earlier than boarding.
“The longer term doesn’t must be predetermined by the previous. This can be a very hopeful time, and I imagine that a lot peace and prosperity is feasible on this area and all over the world.”
The Israel-UAE settlement to normalise ties was introduced by Trump on August 13, making the UAE the primary Gulf nation and solely the third Arab nation to determine relations with Israel, after Egypt and Jordan.
The phrase “peace” was painted on the aircraft’s cockpit in Arabic, English and Hebrew.
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