Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Foreign Minister of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan and Foreign Minister of Bahrain Abdel Latif Al-Zayani signed agreements on the normalization of relations between the countries. The ceremony was held on Tuesday, September 15, at the White House in the presence of U.S. President Donald Trump, his wife Melanya, and invited guests.
One of the agreements implies that Israel will suspend the extension of its sovereignty to Jewish settlements in the West Bank. This condition is spelled out in Washington’s plan to resolve the Palestinian-Israeli conflict.
The document was drafted in three versions – in English and Arabic, as well as in Hebrew. The English version was also signed by the American president.
In addition, all four signed four copies of the “Abraham Agreement” designed to normalize relations between the UAE and Israel through the mediation of the United States.
“Now it is necessary to work actively and without delay to ensure lasting peace and security, which deserve the people of our countries,” the head of the Bahraini Foreign Ministry quoted TASS as saying.
The Israeli prime minister, in turn, expressed confidence that the normalization of relations between the countries will end the Arab-Israeli conflict. The signing of the agreements Netanyahu called a turning point in history, which “heralds a new era of peace.
Trump also noted that the normalization deal “will serve as the basis for comprehensive peace in the entire region – something that was considered impossible. Before the ceremony, the American leader met in Netanyahu and handed him the symbolic “key to the White House,” which Trump called “the key to our country and to our hearts. In response, Netanyahu said the White House leader already had “the key to the hearts of the Jewish people.
Against the backdrop of the ceremony, the Gaza Strip fired two rockets at the Israeli cities of Ashkelon and Ashdod and one was intercepted by an air defense system. The shock caused little damage to Ashdod, two people were slightly injured and four others were in shock.
The signing of agreements between the two countries was condemned in Palestine. There, their ambassador to the UAE was recalled and Abu Dhabi’s actions were called aggression against its people and disregard for their rights and sacred places.
In August, the media called the signing of the agreement the effect of a bomb exploding. Against the background of agreements between Tel Aviv and Abu Dhabi with renewed force, the question of how the situation around the Palestinian-Israeli conflict and Iran will develop.