Israel and Bahrain signed a framework agreement to establish full-fledged ties in Manama
October 18 - US Secretary of the Treasury Steven Mnuchin represented the US during a ceremony in Bahrain. Israeli National Security Adviser Meri Ben Shabbat was the head of the Israeli delegation. Israel HaYom reported: "Ben-Shabbat turned to his Bahraini hosts and said, "Today we are one family, the family of the sons of Abraham." Bahrain's Foreign Minister Abdullatif bin Rashid Al Zayani echoed that sentiment, saying that the 'positive and healthy relations that have been formed between the two nations have helped made the Abraham Accords possible as well as brought about peace between the peoples. We are following the path set by Abraham, our common patriarch.'" Read the full report.