Kushner: 'A new script for the Middle East'

President Trump's senior adviser and son-in-law Jared Kushner has spoken of a "historic breakthrough" after the first commercial flight from Israel to the UAE.

The flight is a major step in normalising relations after the announcement of a peace deal.

The UAE has become only the third Arab country in the Middle East to recognise Israel since its founding in 1948.

The agreement to normalise relations - brokered by the US - was made public in a surprise announcement on 13 August.

Mr Kushner led secret talks which resulted in the agreement.

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