UAE, Bahrain sign peace deal with Israel in presence of Trump
UAE, Bahrain and Israel sign historic accords: In an event held late Tuesday at the White House, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Bahrain (Bahrain) have signed a historic peace deal with Israel.
- Last Updated:September 16, 2020, 7:47 AM IST
Trump shared a video of the signing of the agreement and wrote, ‘Today, after decades of division and conflict, we have started a new Middle East. Congratulations to the people of Israel, United Arab Emirates and Bahrain. God bless you all.’ Trump addressed the people who arrived at the White House to attend the program on Tuesday, saying, ‘This afternoon we have come here to change history. Israel, UAE and Bahrain will now build embassies at each other, appoint ambassadors and work as allied countries. He is now a friend.
#UPDATE Israel normalized relations with longtime foes Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates at a White House ceremony as President Trump said similar US-brokered deals were close between the Jewish state and several other nations including Saudi Arabia https://t.co/JiIPupmtPj pic.twitter.com/hfq3gTAbdQ
– AFP news agency (@AFP) September 15, 2020
Iran and Palestine angryOn the other hand, Iran, Turkey and Palestine have strongly objected to this peace deal with UAE and Bahrain’s Israel. The UAE and Bahrain have become the third and fourth Arab countries to recognize Israel since the founding of Israel in 1948. Last month, the UAE ie UAE also agreed to normalize its relationship with Israel. Now it is believed that Oman can also do this. On the other hand, the people of Palestine have appealed to Arab countries until the dispute between Palestine and Israel is resolved, they should wait.
After decades of division and conflict, we mark the dawn of a new Middle East. Congratulations to the people of Israel, the people of the United Arab Emirates, and the people of the Kingdom of Bahrain. God Bless You All! pic.twitter.com/gpeqFDtr0S
– Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 15, 2020
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu also welcomed the deal. He said, ‘Today is the turning day of history. It will bring a new dawn of peace. Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas said that peace in the Middle East can only come when Israel retreats from the occupied areas there.
According to the FP, after the signing of the agreement, Abbas said, “Peace, security and stability in the Middle East will only come when Israel’s occupation ends.” According to the Israeli army, when the program of signing the agreement was going on, only two rockets were thrown from the Gaza Strip towards Israel.