Oman optimistic about Trump peace plan, recognizes Israel as 'state'

Sultan of Oman receives Israel PM 'after prolonged contacts'

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Sultan Qaboos of Oman have met in Muscat, marking a major elevation in ties between the discreet Gulf state and Israel.

He added that Oman is "very optimistic" about US President Donald Trump's peace plan saying the "solution will be beneficial for Israelis and Palestinians alike".

Oman will not act as mediator in the Israeli-Palestinian peace process, though the gulf monarchy is willing to help, foreign affairs minister Yousuf bin Alawi bin Abdullah said on Saturday.

According to officials, the two leaders discussed ways to take the peace process forward in the Middle East.

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Mr. Netanyahu's Office described the one-day visit as "a significant step in implementing the policy outlined by Prime Minister Netanyahu on deepening relations with the states of the region while leveraging Israel's advantages in security, technology and economic matters".

The last meeting between leaders of the two nations was in 1996 when then-Prime Minister Shimon Peres visited Oman and Qatar.

Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas also visited Oman this week, according to the official Palestinian news agency Wafa.

In August, Benjamin Netanyahu dropped a hint that Israel may join an anti-Iranian Arab coalition in the event Tehran blocks the Bab al-Mandab Strait, the southern entrance to the Red Sea.

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Oman's unique position in the region could also see it potentially play a role in mediating tensions between Israel and Iran, especially related to Syria.

Palestinians have been boycotting the Trump administration since it chose to move the US Embassy to Jerusalem earlier this year.

However, Netanyahu and senior officials have in recent months boasted of secret ties with Arab states, including Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.

Like most Arab countries, Oman does not have formal diplomatic relations with Israel and it is rare for an Israeli leader to visit any of the neighbouring Middle Eastern countries. The only Arab states that recognize Israel are Jordan and Egypt.

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In October 2000, Oman closed the offices after the outbreak of the second Palestinian intifada. Before that, Peres' predecessor Yitzhak Rabin, was the first to visit in 1994.

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