Historic Peace Agreement Between Uae And Israel

The normalization of relations between the UAE and Israel is promising for the entire Middle East, he added. Despite the initial lack of official reactions, the hashtag “Normalization is a betrayal” began to register after the announcement, especially among young Saudi activists. [45] On August 19, Saudi Foreign Minister Faisal bin Farhan Al-Saud said that the agreement could be seen as positive, but that his country would not normalize relations until peace was signed with the Palestinians, hopefully as part of the Arab peace initiative. [61] Trump revealed that Israel, the UAE and Bahrain will exchange ambassadors and cooperate as friendly countries, and that the agreement will allow Muslims around the world to pray at the Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem. The deal was a significant political turnaround for Netanyahu, who had long insisted that settlements in the occupied West Bank be increased in a way that would annex the region. Netanyahu was under political pressure to show flexibility, as three recent elections gave him only one majority in a coalition government and he was prosecuted in 2021. In 2019, the Trump administration reversed decades of U.S. policy by declaring that West Bank settlements were not contrary to international law, a move that threatened the two-state solution, long seen as the key to lasting peace between Israel and the Palestinians. The Trump administration`s Middle East policy, crafted by the president`s senior adviser Jared Kushner and released in January 2020, endorsed Mr.

Netanyahu`s plan to annex existing settlements. After Yousef Al Otaiba, the UAE`s ambassador to the United States, wrote an opinion piece in June 2020 in which he warned that annexation would threaten better relations between Israel and the Arab world, Kushner saw an opportunity and intervened to facilitate the talks. After negotiators agreed, Trump, Netanyahu and Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed held a conference call just before a formal announcement. [21] T92 [27] [28] [29] On August 16, 2020, Israel and the United Arab Emirates opened direct telephone services. [15] Emirati company APEX National Investment and Israel`s Tera Group have signed a partnership agreement in COVID-19 research, making it the first commercial contract signed between companies from both nations since the normalization of relations. [137] Mossad Director Yossi Cohen arrived in the United Arab Emirates on August 18 to discuss security cooperation, regional developments, and issues related to the two countries with National Security Advisor Tahnoun bin Zayed Al Nahyan. It was the first visit by an Israeli official since the agreement was announced. [138] The United Arab Emirates officially ended its boycott of Israel on August 29. [139] Regarding other Arab countries that could sign peace agreements with Israel, Trump said earlier in the Oval Office, “We will have at least five or six countries that will come very quickly” to forge their own agreements with Israel. The head of israel`s Yesha Council settler group, David Elhayani, accused Netanyahu of “betraying” some of his most loyal supporters and “deceiving half a million people in the region and hundreds of thousands of voters.” Oded Revivi, mayor of Efrat, a settlement of more than 9,000 people south of Jerusalem, supported Netanyahu, arguing that “the Israeli agreement to postpone the application of Israeli law in Jewish settlements in Judea and Samaria is a fair price,” adding that it is about how settlements are viewed, could change. [40] Beit El Settlement Mayor Shai Alon and Shomron Regional Council Chairman Yossi Dagan also criticized the deal.

[37] Buthaina Shaaban, the Syrian president`s political and media adviser, criticized the deal in her comments in the Al-Watan newspaper and said that secret relations between the UAE and Israel have existed for decades, but now they have revealed it publicly. . . .

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