Israel And Uae Peace Agreement 2020

Mr. Netanyahu also suggested that other nations would follow. “This day is a turning point in history,” he said. “The dawn of peace is insinsinsinre.” In a joint statement by Trump, Netanyahu and Zayed, it was said: “This historic diplomatic breakthrough will promote peace in the Middle East region and is proof of the courageous diplomacy and vision of the three heads of state and government and the courage of the United Arab Emirates and Israel to take a new path that will unlock the great potential of the region.” [24] The United Arab Emirates stated that it would continue to support the Palestinian people and that the agreement would maintain the prospect of a two-state solution between Israel and Palestine. Despite the agreement, Mr. Netanyahu said that Israel`s sovereignty over the Jordan Valley was still on the agenda and was only frozen for now. [24] In the region, Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan and Oman have publicly welcomed the Abraham Agreement. Saudi Arabia has said nothing, although analysts strongly speculate that this non-reaction is a sign that Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman supports the deal, but that it is limited because his father, the king, opposes normalization with Israel. Iran, Qatar and Turkey have criticized the deal, with the latter threatening to withdraw their ambassador from Abu Dhabi. Civil society organizations across the region remain strongly opposed to normalizing relations with Israel. These include Gulf groups that have been particularly opposed to the Israeli-Emirati agreement.

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres hailed “any initiative that could promote peace and security in the Middle East region.” [135] Guterres spokesman Stephane Dujarric welcomed the agreement and said he was suspending “Israeli annexation plans for parts of the occupied West Bank” that Mr. Guterres had repeatedly called for and said that “peace in the Middle East is more important than ever.” [136] If the pact were respected, the pact would make the UAE only the third Arab country to maintain normal diplomatic relations with Israel, with Egypt, which signed a peace agreement in 1979, and Jordan, which signed a treaty in 1994. It could reorganise the long-running impasse in the region and perhaps lead other Arab nations to follow suit by forging an increasingly explicit alliance with Israel against their mutual enemy in Iran, while at least for the time being removing Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu`s explosive annexation plan. In accordance with Article 5 of the Comprehensive Peace, Diplomatic and Normalization Treaty between the United Arab Emirates and the State of Israel, the contracting parties enter into bilateral agreements in areas of mutual interest for which they have agreed to the following provisions. These provisions are attached to the treaty and are included in them. Foreign Minister Gabi Ashkenazi said the agreement would pave the way for peace agreements with other nations and welcomed the suspension of unilateral annexation.

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