Donald Trump hailed the “dawn of a new Middle East”, on Israel’s deal with UAE and Bahrain. Firstly, Mr. Trump spoke as two Gulf states signed an agreement. Certainly, this agreement will fully normalize their relationship with Israel. All three countries hailed the deals. Mr. Trump administration helped broker them.
The Gulf state – the third and fourth Arab countries to recognize Israel. President Trump hopes that others will also follow suit. On the other hand, Palestinians have urged them not. Their conflict remains unresolved to the date. For decades, Arab boycotted Israels. They would establish ties only after Israel – Palestinian dispute settles.
“After decades of division and conflict we market dawn of a new Middle East,” Trump said. The hundreds of people gathered at the White House On Tuesday.
Additionally, he says – “We’re here this afternoon to change the course of history.”
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu welcomes the deals. Moreover, he adds – “This day is a pivot of history; it heralds new dawn of peace.”
Furthermore, Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas says – On an Israeli withdrawal from occupied territories could bring complete peace to the Middle East.
“Peace, security, and stability will not be achieved in the region until the Israeli’s withdrawal from occupation ends”.
The Israeli army says – Two rockets were fired from the Gaza Strip into Israel amid ongoing ceremony.
Well before UAE and Bahrain, only Arab countries in the Middle East recognized Israel. Officially Egypt and Jordan signed peace treaties in 1978 and 1994 respectively. Mauritania, a member of the Arab league established diplomatic relations with Israel in 1999 and 2010. Today. all eyes lie on whether other countries in the region will follow suit – or not! Above all Saudi Arabia. As of now, Saudi Arabia signaled they are not yet ready.