Israeli minister's mosque tour highlights diplomatic push in the Gulf

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  • Monday, 29 Oct 2018

FILE PHOTO: Israeli Culture Minister Miri Regev arrives for the weekly cabinet meeting at the Prime Minister's office in Jerusalem October 9, 2016. REUTERS/Gali Tibbon/Pool

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - An Israeli cabinet minister's visit to Abu Dhabi's grand mosque gave more momentum on Monday to Israel's diplomatic push in the Gulf, where it sees Arab states as its natural allies against regional powerhouse Iran.

"I am happy that I was privileged to be the first senior official from Israel to sign the mosque's guest book," Sports Minister Miri Regev wrote on Facebook about the tour which she said took place on Sunday.

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