Israel Builds Up Full Ties with Bahrain, UAE At White House

By Rebecca Peres November 21, 2020
Israel Builds Up Full Ties with Bahrain, UAE At White House

Israel builds up to full ties with long-lasting adversaries Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates at the White House on Tuesday as President Donald Trump said comparative US-facilitated deals were close between the Jewish state and a few different countries, including Saudi Arabia.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and the foreign ministers of Bahrain and the UAE sealed the agreements building up full diplomatic ties with a ceremony on a flag-decorated White House South Lawn.

Many visitors attended the occasion, which Trump is hoping will help his re-election chances in November, however, there were no handshakes to solidify the notable agreements in the wake of the Covid pandemic.

Bahrain and the UAE are the main Arab countries to build up relations with Israel since Egypt in 1979 and Jordan in 1994, and Trump hailed it as a “historic day for peace.”

“After decades of division and strife we mark the beginning of another Middle East,” he said.

Trump said the agreements, which have been denounced as a “betrayal” by the Palestinians, “will fill in as the establishment for a complete harmony over the whole region.”

Talking later to correspondents, he said Israel would go into comparative agreements with up to nine different nations, including regional power Saudi Arabia. Netanyahu said the day proclaimed, “a new dawn of peace.”

“At last it can end the Arab-Israeli clash unequivocally,” he added.

“To the entirety of Israel’s companions in the Middle East… I say As-Salaam Alaikum, peace unto thee, shalom.”

By Rebecca Peres

Rebecca Peres writes for Israel Now News.

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