Israel and Bahrain have agreed to open embassies .

The process should be completed by the end of the year, said Israeli foreign minister Gabi Ashkenazi, at a joint press conference at the foreign ministry in Jerusalem with his visiting Bahraini counterpart Abdullatif al-Zayani.

Al-Zayani compared his ‘historic’ one-day trip to Jerusalem with Anwar Sadat’s breakthrough visit to Israel in 1977.

KAN's Mark Weiss spoke with  strategic intelligence analyst Avi Melamed about the significance of the visit.