Bennett Delights a Bride and Groom in …. Bahrain

It’s not every day that the Prime Minister of Israel sends his blessings and a wedding gift to a couple in the Persian Gulf

By Yossi Aloni | | Topics: Bahrain, Abraham Accords
Bennett meeting with local leaders in Bahrain. Photo: Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs

During his state visit to Bahrain last month, Prime Minister Naftali Bennett met with outstanding students and local young entrepreneurs. The Prime Minister held an open and candid conversation with the young people about future cooperation between the two countries, during which Basham al-Tatan, an information systems manager who attended the event, presented a question to the Israeli leader and mentioned that he was getting married in about a week. Prime Minister Bennett was thrilled to hear this, offered his congratulations and a tip for a successful life together – patience and respect.

This week, Basham married after the wedding was postponed, because his future wife had contracted coronavirus.

Bennett’s bouquet. Photo: Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Bennett sent a case of chocolates and gilded flowers to the young couple, and attached a greeting card with his personal signature. On the card, the Prime Minister wrote: “For the newlyweds, I wish you congratulations on your wedding, and love, happiness and health together for the rest of your life. Warm greetings – Naftali Bennett.”

The bride and groom were very moved by the gesture, and returned their thanks to the Israeli ambassador to Bahrain, Eitan Na’eh, who assisted by bringing them Bennett’s gifts. “Thank you very much. We loved it. My wife is so happy. I shared a photo of the bouquet with my mother and she really appreciates the gesture,” wrote the young Bahraini man who also later sent a thank you note to Bennett.

Prime Minister Naftali Bennett: “A small gesture can strengthen the bridge between the peoples and warm up a fresh peace. I am a great believer in our relations with the Gulf States and I was excited to make a bride and groom happy.”

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