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Bahrain supports US efforts to broker peace between Israel-Palestine

Bahrain confirmed in a statement on Wednesday that it supported US President Donald Trump's "efforts" to broker a deal between the Israelis and Palestinians. 

Manama thanked the United States for its work on the plan and urged the Israeli and Palestinian sides to start direct negotiations under U.S. sponsorship.

Trump personally thanked Bahrain for sending its ambassador to attend his big reveal of the controversial plan during a speech in the White House on Tuesday.