Peace Agreement Between Uae And Israel And Bahrain

14. Dezember 2020 Aus Von ROCT

On August 13, 2020, President Trump announced that the VaE and Israel should normalize relations as part of the peace agreement between Israel and the United Arab Emirates. [19] Bahrain welcomed the agreement in which it said it would contribute to stability and peace in the region. [20] In addition, in a sign of increasing cooperation between the parties, Bahrain and Saudi Arabia have authorized overflights of aircraft to and from Israel, in a sign of support for the agreement. [21] Making peace in the Middle East is a team effort. And Robert Amsterdam, an international agent and host of the Departures Podcast, says that Russia has played a key role – but quietly – in this process. Yes, its relations with Syria are at odds with those of the United States. But it has an even broader interest and influence and an expansive Iran is not part of the equation. To that end, Russia has entered into a free trade agreement with Israel and $5 billion has changed ownership over the past two years. Russia is Israel`s largest oil supplier and gives it enormous influence. In Bahrain, the first Arab Gulf state to speak publicly in favour of the agreement as a step towards peace,[38] fears of government repression prevented activists from voiceing their criticisms. [45] On 26 August, Bahrain`s King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa told US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo that the Gulf State was committed to creating a Palestinian state and implicitly opposed the normalization of relations with Israel.

[56] The country subsequently agreed to a normalization of relations with Israel, announced by US President Donald Trump on September 12. [57] The Post`s View: The agreements between Israel and Arab states are the positive byproduct of an otherwise failed U.S. strategy The agreement was a major political reversal for Netanyahu, who has long insisted that settlements be extinguished in the occupied West Bank, with the aim of annexing the territory. Mr. Netanyahu was under political pressure to be flexible, as three new elections gave him only a majority in a coalition government and he was prosecuted in 2021. In 2019, the Trump administration reversed decades of U.S. policy by declaring that West Bank settlements were not contrary to international law, a decision that threatened the two-state solution, long seen as the key to a lasting peace between Israel and the Palestinians. The Trump administration`s Middle East policy, developed by Jared Kushner, the president`s top adviser, and published in January 2020, endorsed Mr. Netanyahu`s plan to reintegate existing settlements. After Yousef Al Otaiba, the ambassador of the United Arab Emirates, wrote a statement in June 2020 in which he warned that the annexation would threaten better relations between Israel and the Arab world, Kushner saw an opportunity and intervened to facilitate the talks. After the negotiators agreed, Mr. Trump, Netanyahu and Abu Dhabi`s crown prince, Mohammed bin Zayed, held a conference call just before an official announcement.

[21] [9] [27] [28] [29] Costa Rica has said that this is a historic step that helps peace and sheds light on the region`s problems. Foreign Minister Rodolfo Solano Quiros said he welcomed the news, as the two nations were their allies, and that he was trying to continue working with them. [130] The Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs welcomed the agreement and added that it was the first step towards peace and stability. [131] Brazil made similar comments. [132] On 16 August 2020, Israel and the United Arab Emirates opened direct telephone services. [15] The emigrating company APEX National Investment and the Israeli group Tera have signed an agreement on partners in research on COVID-19, making it the first commercial contract between the companies of the two countries since the normalization of relations. [137] Mossad Director Yossi Cohen arrived in the United Arab Emirates on 18 August to discuss security policy cooperation, regional developments and issues with national security advisor Tahnoun bin Zayed Al Nahyan with National Security Adviser Tayoun al-Zayed Al Nahyan.