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JERUSALEM, May 27, 2019 (Xinhua) -- Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu delivers a statement in Israeli parliament in Jerusalem, on May 27, 2019. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced on Monday that he is making tremendous efforts to form a new government in the last 48 hours before the deadline. However, he admitted that he had not yet persuaded Avigdor Lieberman, head of Yisrael Beiteinu party, to join the coalition. (Xinhua/JINI/IANS) by JINI.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

An Israeli delegation headed by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu departed to Washington to sign normalization deals with the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Bahrain.

The delegation includes also the chief of Israel’s Mossad intelligence agency Yossi Cohen and National Security Adviser Meir Ben-Shabbat, Xinhua news agency reported on Sunday.

“Tonight, I’m embarking on a historic mission on behalf of the citizens of Israel,” Netanyahu told a press conference earlier on Sunday evening, saying the agreements will bring “peace and billions of dollars into the (Israeli) economy.”

Cohen said before boarding the plane that Israel is working to achieve peace deals with “more countries.”

The ceremonies are scheduled to be held on Tuesday in the White House, attended by US President Donald Trump, UAE Foreign Minister Abdullah bin Zayed, and Bahraini Foreign Minister Abdullatif bin Rashid Al Zayani.

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