Israeli government approves normalization deal with U.A.E.

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The Israeli government unanimously approved the country’s recently signed normalization agreement with the United Arab Emirates on Monday ahead of a ratification vote by parliament. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said in a statement following his weekly cabinet meeting that he spoke over the weekend with Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan. ”We talked about co-operations that we are advancing — in investment, tourism, energy, technology and other fields,” Netanyahu told the cabinet, with Israeli and Emirati flags flanking the conference table. “We will also co-operate and are already co-operating in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic.”