UAE and Bahrain sign the historic pact with Israel, breaking a longtime taboo
By Ritika Nath
The United Arab Emirates and Bahrain on Tuesday signed accords to normalise their relationship with Israel, becoming the newest states in Arab to break a long-standing taboo in a strategic rearrangement of Middle Eastern countries against Iran.
President Donald Trump hosted this ceremony in the White House after the long dramatic month when both UAE and Bahrain agreed to reverse decades of enmity and hatred with a resolution of Israel’s decades-old dispute with the Palestinians.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu signed the historic Abraham Accord with Emirati foreign minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed al-Nahyan and Bahrain’s foreign minister Abdullatif Al Zayani in front of hundreds of people gathered around the White House’s lawn.
The deals condemned by the Palestinians, make them the third and fourth Arab states in history to take such measures to normalise the relationship with Israel after the country signed peace treaties and made a truce with Egypt in 1979 and with Jordan in 1994.
After meeting Netanyahu in the Oval Office, Trump stated that after this deal is made many more countries would now start taking such treaties into consideration and would decide for having a truce among each other and forge their own agreements with Israel, not mentioning any country’s name specifically.
Flags of the United States, Israel, the UAE and Bahrain were in abundance and prosperity in the White House when Trump said that the world is going to witness the change which would be making history.
Trump also called this as, “a major stride in which people of all faiths and backgrounds live together in peace and prosperity,” by declaring all the three Middle Eastern countries as friends and from this day onwards they would be working together instead of working against each other.
Trump had an unimaginable diplomatic victory after achieving such back-to-back brokered deals. He has mostly spent his term forecasting agreements on such ungovernable issues as North Korea’s nuclear program only to find actual achievements elusive.
The truce between the three Middle Eastern countries, Israel, the UAE and Bahrain demonstrates their shared raising concerns about Iran’s increasing influence in the region and the development of ballistic missiles.
This treaty brought out peace and prosperity among the three countries as this would bring the UAE and Bahrain to establish embassies, exchange their ambassadors, cooperate and work together with Israel across different sectors like tourism, trade, healthcare, security and more without any more ill will among each other.
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