Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Thursday a US-brokered deal between Israel and the United Arab Emirates represented a “historic day” for his country.
It has been officially confirmed that The United Arab Emirates arranged an agreement with Israel to normalize relations, meaning the UAE will become the third Arab state to have full diplomatic ties with Israel, after Egypt and Jordan.
The UAE’s minister of state for foreign affairs, Anwar Gargash, urged the Palestinians and Israelis to return to the negotiating table.
US President Trump announced that Israel will “suspend” its West Bank annexation plans as part of a peace agreement with the UAE.
The agreement, which was announced by US President Donald Trump, broke new ground in Israel’s outreach to Gulf Arab countries. Nevertheless, a common fear of Iran’s regional influence was the binder.
“I will make a special announcement at 8 pm with more details about this historic day for the state of Israel,” Netanyahu wrote on Twitter.
UAE publicized having struck relations with Israel as if they already hadn’t done that behind the scenes. Israel agrees not to do something illegal, which it had no right to do anyway and expects applause for it.