Israel, UAE and Bahrain Sign A Historic Agreement Under President Trump’s Approval
In the White House, Israel, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Bahrain have signed a historic agreement on normalizing relations between them.
This happened under the approving eye of US President Donald Trump. The agreement came about after American mediation and represented a significant boost for the president in the American elections in November.
In the White House Gardens, more than 700 guests were invited to attend the ceremony and historic signing, despite corona.
Trump stood on the balcony with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, UAE Foreign Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed al-Nahyan and Bahraini Foreign Minister Abdullatif Al Zayani next to him.
Trump was delighted to initiate the deal. “Everyone said it was impossible,” said the president. “This is an important step towards peace in the Middle East.”
Trump also assured “many other” Arab countries would follow suit and normalize ties with Israel. He spoke of “five or six” countries that “would very quickly conclude their own accord with Israel.”
But he did not specify which countries. The Palestinians too would eventually come along, the president said, or else they would “be left out in the cold”.