Report: Netanyahu Blocked Ashkenazi From Traveling to UAE

YERUSHALAYIM -
Foreign Minister Gabi Ashkenazi. (Olivier Fitoussi/Flash90)

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu intervened to prevent Foreign Minister Gabi Ashkenazi from traveling to the UAE on Monday to inaugurate Israel’s new missions in the Gulf country and sign several bilateral treaties, Yediot reported.

The trip was supposed to take several days after Netanyahu’s planned trip, which was canceled last week due to disagreements with Jordan over flying in its airspace after Israel prevented the crown prince from arriving the Al Aqsa Mosque in Yerushalayim.