Israel Prime Minister Makes Surprise Visit To Oman. This May Be Part Of Indirect Negotiations With Iran

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Israel Prime Minister Makes Surprise Visit To Oman. This May Be Part Of Indirect Negotiations With Iran

Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu amd Omani Sultan Qaboos bin Said Al Said. By The official Twitter account of the Office of the Prime Minister of Israel (@IsraeliPM)

On October 26, Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu made a surprise visit to the Sultanate of Oman and discussed the peace process in the region with Omani Sultan Qaboos bin Said Al Said, according to the Omani News Agency (ONA).

“Among the issues discussed were ways to advance the peace process in the Middle East as well as several matters of joint interest regarding the achievement of peace and stability in the Middle East,” the two countries said in a joint short statement.

The Times of Israel revealed that the Israeli prime minister was invited to Oman by the sultan himself. Netanyahu was reportedly accompanied by Mossad Director Yossi Cohen, National Security Adviser Meir Ben-Shabbat, Foreign Ministry Director-General Yuval Rotem, the head of the Prime Minister’s staff, Yigal Horowitz, and the Prime Minister’s Military Secretary, Brig.-Gen. Avi Bluth.

The first visit of a senior Israeli official to Oman occurred in 1994, when Israeli’s Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin visited the Gulf state. Two years later, the town countries signed an agreement on the reciprocal opening of trade representative offices.

The Israeli-Omani relation witnessed a setback following the Second Palestinian Intifada in October 2000. However, the relations began to recover in 2008 when Oman’s Foreign Affairs Minister Yusuf bin Alawi bin Abdullah met with Israeli Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni during their visit to Qatar.

Despite that both countries stated that Netanyahu’s visit was aimed at discussing the peace initiative in the Middle East, some experts say that the Sultanate is playing a role in easing the tension between Iran, its close partner, and Israel. According to this version, Oman is playing a role of a mediator in the indirect negotiations between Iran and Israel.

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  • RichardD

    Allowing Israel to continue to exist in the middle east is the antithesis of peace. The Yinon plan is clearly the cornerstone of Zionist expansionist foreign policy in which there will be no peace for as long as Israel exists, which is why it shouldn’t be allowed to continue. It was the biggest mistake that the UN ever made and should be corrected by revoking Israel’s UN membership and replacing it with a unified Palestine as part of dejudifying Palestine and our planet.

    • alejoeisabel

      You are a Zionist troll. Shalom.

      • RichardD

        I’m a truther writing about filthy Jew crime and evil that you don’t want to hear.

        • hore ten

          The truth is in Jesus Christ.

          • Zionism = EVIL

            Hardly, but he was a Palestinian.

        • H Eccles

          hey RichardD… i think alejoeisable was being sarcastic..

    • RichardD
      • Zionism = EVIL

        In 1939, there are less than 3 million so-called “Jews” in Europe, however Germans somehow killed 6 million :)

        • FlorianGeyer

          That’s Hollywood Shoa Business for you :)
          Fantasy land has become a corrupted reality, just as all cults are.

          • Zionism = EVIL

            So-called “Israel” is also a Hollywood fake narrative. Historically the Sephardi and Mizrahi Arab Jews never had a country and were roving money lenders and thieves. The British created the Zionist narrative via the Balfour declaration to create a cancerous fake parasitic state in Palestine with Khazar murderous swine from European ghettos, in the heart of the Arab world to create endless conflict. Unless the Zionist cancer is destroyed, the Arabs, the region and the world will never find peace.

          • RichardD

            I agree with everything except the Khazar part. The Huddersfield genetic study is showing AshkeNAZIs as being an inbred central European sub species, and a nasty one at that:

            “”[N]one [of the mtDNA] came from the North Caucasus, located along the border between Europe and Asia between the Black and Caspian seas. All of our presently available studies including my own, should thoroughly debunk one of the most questionable, but still tenacious, hypotheses: that most Ashkenazi Jews can trace their roots to the mysterious Khazar Kingdom that flourished during the ninth century in the region between the Byzantine Empire and the Persian Empire.”[81]”

            – Khazar hypothesis of Ashkenazi ancestry –

            https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Khazar_hypothesis_of_Ashkenazi_ancestry#Genetics_and_the_Khazar_theory

            The Arab Jews had a bad reputation long before the rise of Zionism. The Palestinian ones were almost extinct before the rise of Zionism 200 years ago and the beginning of the influx of foreign, mostly European, Jews. They were forced out of a number of places in the middle east, including Palestine a number of times, Alexandria in 415 AD and others. The Jews always claim victim hood and place the blame on others.

            If their actions in Israel and the US are any indication. Their misdeeds in past times show that they often times sowed the seeds of their own misfortune by victimizing others. Even the Old Testament shows them as aggressive, anti social, predatory, demon worshiping cultists.

          • RichardD

            At one point some studies show as few as 2,000 Jews in Palestine out of a population of 250,000 at the time:

            https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/e7a8bbfdfb2f06ca13e9e77fb38b98c66a5425b4f5433c7eecb0f28e41a1d64e.png

            – Demographic history of Palestine (region) –

            https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Demographic_history_of_Palestine_(region)

      • d’Artagnan

        14 million Jews responsible for almost 100% evil and corruption on earth. No wonder the world has tried and failed to get rid of the Talmudic pestilence several times. Luckily no Jews in Armenia, , only about around 400 old aging Jews, mostly of Ashkenazi origin with some Mizrahi and most Russian ones left after the break-up of USSR to occupied Palestine.

    • Zionism = EVIL

      The Zionist parasitic criminals are running scared as they see their doom. Nutter Yahoo went to Oman like a thief in the middle of night via Saudi Arabia. Sultan Qaboos is a British installed puppet and dying of cancer and has no heirs. Oman will turn into a US colony completely after his death. The Zionists are trying to build military bases in Oman to counter Iran. They are delusional.

  • Rafik Chauhan

    gulf state is in the bed with Zionist. I dint expected that oman will receive and have relation with Zionist .its surprise.

    • Zionism = EVIL

      The Persian Gulf puppet regimes are all British imperialist creation. They serve Anglo-American and Zionist agenda.

  • H Eccles

    According to the above article the Nutteryahoo whent to Oman to dicscuss, and I quote here.. ‘.. ways to advance the peace process in the Middle East as
    well as several matters of joint interest regarding the achievement of
    peace and stability in the Middle East’.

    This isn’t even funny.. was that before, during or after his IDF killed five more unarmed Palestinians?

    Seriously, how the fk does planting your ass on other peoples lands fit in with any peace process. Is he hoping to recruit the Sultan to convince the others that their land really belongs to him?

  • Kolarov

    “Netanyahu was reportedly accompanied by Mossad Director Yossi Cohen, National Security Adviser Meir Ben-Shabbat, Foreign Ministry Director-General Yuval Rotem, the head of the Prime Minister’s staff, Yigal Horowitz, and the Prime Minister’s Military Secretary, Brig.-Gen. Avi Bluth.”

    You don’t bring this entourage with you to talk peace. You bring it to talk the opposite.

  • Sinbad2

    What is that devious expletive up to?

    • FlorianGeyer

      Sultan Qaboos ousted his own father from the throne. It was the UK who supported the violent regime change in the 70’s if my memory is correct.
      He cannot be trusted.

      • Zionism = EVIL

        Qaboos like the idiot Abdullah of Jordan are totally British installed puppet regimes. As the photo shows, Qaboos is dying of cancer and has no children so the US and British are trying to create some sort of succession planning. Oman has always been a British base and they still have a large airbase at Masirah island.

      • d’Artagnan

        Oman is a British protectorate and another artificial family enterprise.

      • RichardD

        His father died in 72, the coup was in 70. His father kept his people mired in poverty, Qaboos brought them into the 20th and 21st century as quickly as any democracy, maybe faster. He also built several Christian churches.

        “Sultan Said bin Taimur (13 August 1910 – 19 October 1972; Arabic: سعيد بن تيمور‎; Balochi: Saíd bin Temúr‎) was the sultan of Muscat and Oman ”’

        His conservative policies became the reason Oman had an infant mortality rate of 75%. Trachoma, venereal disease and malnutrition were widespread. There were only 3 schools, with the literacy rate at 5%, and 6 miles of paved roads before the 1970 coup”

        – Said bin Taimur –

        https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Said_bin_Taimur

        • FlorianGeyer

          Bloodless or not, the British SAS were involved in a bloody war against the ‘Adoo ‘ (Enemy) who mainly occupied a large escarpment in Oman. Twas there that a Fijian SAS trooper continued to fire a 25 pounder over open sights when the others in the gun crew were killed.

          The British forces have provided the backbone of the Omani army ever since, with many UK personnel being seconded to Oman or being directly employed as mercenaries there. A past acquaintance of mine is an ex Royal Marine Commando who commended the Omani Motor Pool for a few yearsin the 70’s.

          • RichardD

            The only war that Oman has been involved in recently is that one on their own territories. Which is a contributing factor to how quickly the standard of living was improved. Plus with a population of only 4 million. A little oil money goes a long way. If previous administrations hadn’t been so backward, the population would be much higher.

            The current military is basically a national guard that would be outgunned by it’s neighbors or a foreign invasion from afar. They’ve traded their strategic position on the straight for British basing and protection without getting embroiled in regional conflicts. Which has served them well.

    • Garga

      Oman in fact did mediate between Iran and the US, UK before. There was even a couple of face-to-face meetings without presence of Omani mediators in Muscat. That’s true, but I find it strange that Oman plays a role in a possible Iran-Israel talks, mediation between Israel and other Muslim countries is a Jordanian specialty.

      OTOH, the return (southern) lane of the Hormuz strait is in Oman’s waters, if Iran decided to exercise it’s right to close it’s territorial waters to hostiles. They probably want to make sure of Oman’s neutrality or permission for their subs.

      I’d say this talks is definitely NOT for peace.

      • BlueInGreen

        What possible negotiation leverage does Israel have against Iran? Israel is surrounded not Iran, Israel lost its war in Syria, Israel doesn’t have a good counter against Hezbollah, and Iran is still in Syria.

        Seems like an excercise in futility on part of the Israelis. The subs are a good point though. But knowing the Isrealis, they’d probably not even ask for permission and move their measly 5 subs (lol) close to Iranian waters.

        • Garga

          They don’t have any leverage directly, but indirectly I can think of 2:

          – They can promise a change in behaviour of the US and are able to deliver.,

          – Their knife under Gaza throat. They can’t ask Iran for anything by threatening to destroy Gaza, Iran won’t oblige against the threat but may be willing to do a small favour for easing the conditions on Gaza.

          Subs can’t pass the straits undetected. It’s too narrow and too shallow for that, but they may pass, still detected but being escorted by legitimate vessels, like an Omani one.

          Nuclear missiles is what makes their subs dangerous.

          • BlueInGreen

            Fair point about the missiles and the straight but the US part is a little iffy (and this is coming from an American).

            I don’t wanna day this but the US is quite literraly falling apart at the seams. With an increasingly stratified internal populace and political turmoil across the board. It’s hard to imagine the US pushing anything against Iran. If Russia, China and the EU can set up a meaningful alternative to Swift with the supposed mechanism that will allow trade with Iran while avoiding US sanctions then Isreals leverage through the US is greatly mitigated.

            But on the Israeli subs and their nukes are a concern. Yet I don’t know how that would concern Iran all that much. Iran doesn’t have nukes and launching a nuclear strike against Iran will only spur Iran to rapidly push to obtain nukes regardless of what anyone says or does.

          • RedBaron9495

            The range of the SLBM nukes are not as great as the Russian, British & Americans as the Dolphin submarines are not very big in size…..but still effective
            They probably have a range of 1500 to 2000 miles ….so are mid-range nukes.

  • hvaiallverden

    Yup, the freaks are out on tour, and despite that, for uh…. peace, I will recomend to be so corteous, that I give Oman the benefit of doubt, despite their obvious crimes against the people of Yemen, along with others, like UEA, etc, because and this is what I think, realitys, real politics is slowly changing, some glims, here and there, econimic incertatys, trust, future aspects, future curency wars/issues, the mounting debt debackle and ineviatable set backs, the insanity of monetaising heroin must one day end, and we are going there and what is then considered to be another path.
    Russia and China.
    And the coming of others, incl Africa, not everything is bad in Africa, and the west is loosing them to.

    And we can safely conclude that we do live in intresting times.
    May the lord pless the peacemakers.

    peace

  • Marko

    ” Netanyahu was reportedly accompanied by Mossad Director Yossi Cohen….”

    I hope the Oman folks did a sweep for listening devices after they left.

    A fumigation to take care of real bugs would be wise , as well.

  • Nathanyahu’s record is a clear indicator that times of Peace is the furthest from his mind.

  • Madd Bassist

    ‘Despite that both countries stated that Netanyahu’s visit was aimed at discussing the peace initiative in the Middle East’

    There is no peace with israel around.