History: Israel and the United Arab Emirates will establish relations …

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The agreement was signed in a telephone conversation between Trump, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Sheikh Muhammad bin Zaid, the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi. Officials have described the agreement as the first of its kind since Israel and Jordan signed a peace agreement in 1994 – an agreement that of course helps Trump politically ahead of the upcoming US election.

“I want to congratulate all the people behind me, an amazing thing has happened – something that could not have been achieved in 25 years,” Trump said at first reference to the achievement in a White House statement. “I had a conversation with Netanyahu and Ben Zayed who agreed to reach a peace agreement. Everyone said it was impossible.”
“Muhammad is one of the great leaders in the Arab world,” the American president added, “after 49 years, the countries will normalize relations, replace embassies and cooperate in the fields of tourism, education and security.”

“This is a historic moment,” Trump stressed. “There has not been one since the agreement between Israel and Jordan. This is an important step on the road to building a safer Middle East. After ISIS was defeated, I expect other countries to follow the UAE.” As someone who knows Muhammad, this is not surprising. We talk about it with other nations and with people who want peace in the Middle East. We will see more, and this is the first in 25 years. ”

“I call the agreement ‘Abraham Agreement’ – Abraham is the founder of the 3 major religions and no one symbolizes the potential for peace more than Abraham,” Trump said.

Ben-Zayed commented on the agreement on his Twitter account and wrote: “I spoke today with President Trump and Prime Minister Netanyahu. We agreed to stop the annexation and talked about establishing relations between the two countries. ”

“Diplomatic and historic breakthrough”
The UAE has ratified the agreement that will effectively end the annexation process. BThe Emirates of the United Arab Emirates stated that the agreement between the Princesses and Israel would upgrade relations between the countries and lead to complete normalization, and that this was a “victory for diplomacy and the region.”

White House officials said Trump’s top adviser and son-in-law Jared Kushner, U.S. Ambassador to Israel David Friedman and Middle East envoy Avi Berkowitz were involved in negotiating the deal, as well as US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and White House National Security Adviser Robert O’Brien .

Netanyahu in the historic phone call with Trump and Ben Zayed | Photo: Kobi Gideon / GPO



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