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13th April
written by Tellus

The New York Times saw the deal as a timely foreign policy breakthrough for President Donald Trump in the context of the November 2020 presidential election, where he lagged in the opinion polls of his opponent Joe Biden amid widespread social unrest in the United States and an economic slowdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic. [21] Other leaders and groups, including the Islamic Jihad Movement in Palestine, unanimously rejected the agreement, according to Al Jazeera. Mustafa Barghouti, head of the Palestinian National Initiative, said they were not surprised by the recent actions taken by the United Arab Emirates and the fact that the Emiratis had never attempted to fight Israel. He added that this could encourage other nations to ignore the Palestinian issue. The head of the Palestine Liberation Front, Wasel Abu Yousef, said the agreement would only give Israel greater influence over its occupation. ANP Social Affairs Minister Ahmed Majdalani said they did not know the agreement in advance and that the UAE was bartering the others, while unilaterally changing the Arab world`s approach to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. [67] Palestinian nervousness will increase after Bahrain`s accession to the agreement. The peace agreement between the United Arab Emirates (United Arab Emirates) and Israel, supported by the United States on 13 August, was undoubtedly encouraged by the circumstances. Let us remember the most important outcome of the agreement: the two countries will establish official relations and Israel will suspend the planned annexation of 30% of the West Bank (which was part of Trump`s “peace plan”). Many hope that over time the Abraham Accords will give other Gulf countries (and other states boycotting Israel) the opportunity to sign similar agreements with Israel or, at the very least, lift the current restrictions, which will allow travel between those states and Israel and create other important trade and trade opportunities.

We have already seen a movement in this context, since on 23 October 2020, a peace agreement was reached between Sudan and Israel (as in the Abraham Accords, an agreement negotiated by the US government). Another recent positive development in which Saudi Arabia is participating is the opening of the country`s airspace, starting on 2 September this year, to direct air traffic between the United Arab Emirates and Israel, following a request from the United Arab Emirates to Saudi Arabia. © 2020 from the Center for Strategic and International Studies. All rights reserved. In a joint statement by Trump, Netanyahu and Zayed, it was said: “This historic diplomatic breakthrough will promote peace in the Middle East region and is proof of the courageous diplomacy and vision of the three heads of state and government and the courage of the United Arab Emirates and Israel to take a new path that will unlock the great potential of the region.” [24] The United Arab Emirates stated that it would continue to support the Palestinian people and that the agreement would maintain the prospect of a two-state solution between Israel and Palestine. Despite the agreement, Mr. Netanyahu said that Israel`s sovereignty over the Jordan Valley was still on the agenda and was only frozen for now. [24] Aaron David Miller, a longtime Middle East peace negotiator who now works at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, said the deal was a “win-win” deal, as it won diplomatic victories for the Emirates, Mr. Netanyahu and Mr.

Trump. “The big losers are the Palestinians who have seen the Arab world move closer to Israel, which Netanyahu seems to reward for ignoring the Palestinians and harming the interests of the Palestinians,” he said. With or without a peace agreement with the Palestinians. And he was quick. Mr. Trump surrounded himself in the Oval Office with a large delegation of aid workers and officials who received exuberant praise for him, and he jokingly said that the agreement should be “Donald J.

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