Senior White House adviser Jared Kushner announced on Wednesday that Saudi Arabia and Bahrain have agreed to open their airspaces to all flights from Israel.
“Saudi Arabia and Bahrain will allow all Israeli flights to pass over their territory, and not just flights to and from the Emirates,” he told reporters during a press briefing.
The move means that Israeli airlines will be able to fly from Israel to Asia and significantly shorten flight times.
“That will save people a lot of time and knock down a barrier that’s been up for 72 years,” said Kushner, adding, “Countries starting to let go of old conflicts and move in the direction of peace.”
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