The VaE and Bahrain have a history of suppressing differences of opinion and critical public opinion, but there are signs that the agreements are not as popular or well received as in Israel. As he has said many times in recent days, Mr. Trump has predicted that the next step would be to reach a quick deal with Iran to reduce its nuclear deal if re-elected, when there was no sign that such a reconciliation was really imminent. “If I win the election,” he says, “I will have an agreement with Iran within 30 days.” What was clear about the event, which was broadcast live on major cable networks less than 50 days before the November election, was Mr. Trump`s political interests. The Trump campaign, which wants to portray the war-going president as a diplomat and peacemaker, has played a key role in online announcement agreements that say he deserves nothing less than the Nobel Prize, for which two right-wing Scandinavian lawmakers have nominated him. The agreements are also expected to open new security relations in a region where many Gulf Arab states share a common adversary in Iran with the Israelis. The Palestinians said the agreements were a dangerous betrayal. In a statement, Prince Mohammed stressed the suspension of the annexation. “In a telephone conversation with President Trump and Prime Minister Netanyahu, an agreement was reached to end Israel`s continued annexation of the Palestinian territories,” he wrote. “The United Arab Emirates and Israel have agreed to cooperate and set a roadmap for the establishment of bilateral relations.” Before the announcement of the United Arab Emirates agreement in August – which provided for the suspension of Israel`s controversial plans to annex part of the occupied West Bank – Israel had no diplomatic relations with the Gulf Arab countries. The Trump administration also had to deny that it had agreed to sell F-35 fighter jets from the United States to the United Arab Emirates in order for the Emiratis to have a condition on Tuesday`s agreement.
The texts of the agreements detail how the three countries will open embassies and create new diplomatic and economic relations, including tourism, technology and energy. Israel and the UAE are beginning commercial flights between their countries for the first time and Bahrain has opened its airspace for these flights. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will represent Israel. Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed al-Nahyan of Abu Dhabi is represented by his brother, UAE Foreign Minister Abdullah bin Zayed al-Nahyan. President Trump will hold the signing ceremony for a peace agreement at the White House, the diplomatic crowning achievement of his presidency. Just a few moments ago, together with two friends, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed of the United Arab Emirates, I made a very special appeal for them to agree on a historic peace agreement. After 49 years, Israel and the United Arab Emirates will completely normalize diplomatic relations. They will exchange embassies and ambassadors and begin cooperation in all areas and in a wide range of areas, including tourism, education, health, trade and security. This is a truly historic moment.
The unification of two of the United States` closest and most powerful partners in the region – some said this was not possible – is an important step toward building a more peaceful, secure and prosperous Middle East. Some held signs that called the agreements “treason” and “the deal of shame.” Peace agreements are few in a region that has been hit by violence since the end of the Second World War.