Oman wins notice for steering Middle East diplomacy minefield

A mosque minaret in the Mutrah area of the Omani capital Muscat, on Nov 16, 2018.
A mosque minaret in the Mutrah area of the Omani capital Muscat, on Nov 16, 2018.PHOTO: AFP

DUBAI - Most Arab states in the Middle East share a common allergy when it comes to Israel.

Which is why when the Sultanate of Oman stated last October (2018) that the Jewish state should be acknowledged as a bona fide Middle East entity and "bear the same obligations", the pronouncement sent shock waves in the region.

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