Al Zayani thanked the Israeli government led by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for recognizing this unique opportunity to advance the Middle East and the U.S. government led by U.S. President Donald Trump for its “effective and active” cooperation with all parties. He also thanked the King of Bahrain, Hamad Bin Isa Al Khalifa, for his “relentless commitment to peace, dialogue and cooperation,” which provided a “realistic alternative to the decades of division and conflict that have ravaged the region.” The Emiratis have demonstrated their seriousness and have taken steps to deepen their relations with Israel. They have concluded a medical research and development agreement under COVID-19, signed an Israeli player for Dubai`s Al-Nasr football team, concluded a cooperation agreement on film and television, which provides for the creation of a regional film festival, sends direct flights to Tel Aviv and authorizes open visits by Israeli journalists. Interest in expanding tourism is high, but it will depend on whether Israel will lift its coronavirus-related travel restrictions. Gargash said that such mutual exchanges would link the two countries and would end the “state of war” between them. This dramatic break with the old pan-Arab consensus reflects a change in the rapprochement of the Gulf States on the Palestinian issue. WASHINGTON – President Trump on Tuesday presided over the signing of a Middle East peace agreement between Israel and two Gulf countries, calling it the basis for a broader focus against Iran that would radically alter the geopolitical dynamics of the region.
You condemned Abraham`s accords as treason. The new agreement breaks a long-standing Arab consensus that the price of normal relations with Israel is the independence of the Palestinians. Then, to the sounds of the bearer natous horns and the bright pools, the four men moved to a long table in front of the South Portico to sign three sets of agreements in front of a seated audience that estimated the White House at 800 people, many of whom were not wearing masks. This would never have been done without Saudi Arabia`s agreement. The Saudis were behind the Arab peace plan that called for Palestinian independence. But peace is a one-way street. To facilitate the development of the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain as interlocutors with the Palestinians, Israel must – as Nuaimi has requested – “go directly to the Palestinian people” and show the positive effects of these peace agreements on them. “This is peace in the Middle East without blood in the sandy sand,” Trump added. But there was at least a potentially undecided moment between them when Mr.
Trump said that if re-elected, he would try to strike a deal with Iran, which has so far refused to negotiate with him after withdrawing from the nuclear deal negotiated by the Obama administration in 2015. Right now, Palestinians are angry because their supporters have asked them to treat these agreements as a sting in the back. But over time, this can be mitigated. Israel could facilitate UAE aid and investment in Gaza and the West Bank to thwart Iranian, Qatari and Turkish efforts and allow the UAE to position itself as an alternative mediator between Israelis and Palestinians. Moreover, gestures of goodwill and concessions from Israel – transmitted by the Emiratis and Bahrainis – would show the Palestinians that these Gulf states are capable of meeting legitimate Palestinian rights and demands.