Israel normalized relations with long-time enemies Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates at a ceremony held at the White House on Tuesday. President Donald Trump said that similar U.S. brokerage agreements are in the Jewish state and "five or six" others Reached between countries. 19659002] Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and the foreign ministers of Bahrain and the UAE held a signing ceremony on the lawn of the White House decorated with flags to seal the historic agreement.
Despite the coronavirus pandemic, hundreds of guests attended the event.
Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates were the first Arabs to establish relations with Israel since Egypt in 1979, Jordan in 1994, and Trump Country, Trump hopes that this deal will increase his hopes for re-election, and praised it as Trump said: "The historical anniversary of peace in the Middle East."
"After decades of division and conflict, we mark The dawn of a new Middle East." "We are here this afternoon to change the course of history."
He said that these agreements "will lay the foundation for a comprehensive peace in the entire region" and "other countries will soon appear."  Trump told reporters before the ceremony, "We will soon have at least five or six countries participating."
Trump did not disclose the names of other countries, but during a meeting with the UAE Minister of Foreign Affairs It implies that Abdullah bin Zayed Al-Nahyan (Abdullah bin Zayed Al-Nahyan) may join Saudi Arabia.
"We had very good negotiations with Saudi Arabia. I think they are very open-minded." Trump said.
Netanyahu called this day the "center of gravity of history".
"It heralds a new dawn of peace," he said. "It can finally end the Arab-Israeli conflict once and for all."
UAE Foreign Minister Abdullah bin Zayed Nanayan said in a speech to Netanyahu: "I stand here today. , Extended the hand of peace, and received the support of peace. Hand of peace."
"Thank you for choosing peace and stopping the annexation of Palestinian territories," he said in the rare mention of Palestinians in the incident.
In the Middle East, the deal, known as the Abraham Agreement, marked a significant shift in the decades-old history of Arab countries trying to maintain unity with Israel in their treatment of stateless Palestinians.
Bahrain’s Foreign Minister Abdulatif Zayani emphasized in his speech that the need to "
Trump addressed Fox News before the ceremony, saying that the agreement will put pressure on the Palestinians and make them too Participate in the negotiating table, otherwise they will be "excluded." Cold."  "Palestinians will also come in eventually," he said.
"And you will achieve peace in the Middle East without being stupid, shooting everyone, killing everyone, and blood on the beach."
Trump predicted that if Iran is re-elected, Iran will seek Reach an agreement with the United States.
"I think they want to reach an agreement," he said. Iran is a regional competitor to Bahrain and the UAE. "I will reach a very fair agreement."
All four countries in the White House share a common hostility towards Iran, and Trump exerted cruel economic and diplomatic pressure on it.
The thaw will also allow Israel and
Trump to host a historic breakthrough less than 50 days before the election, which gave Trump’s two new Arab partners a huge economic opening , Just when they hope to rebuild after the international economic slowdown triggered by the pandemic.
Netanyahu (Trump’s close ally, facing corruption trials and criticism for his handling of the coronavirus pandemic), can also use a piece of good news to report.
At the same time, the UAE has been using negotiations as part of its campaign to pressure Washington to sell its most advanced F-35 fighters.
Trump said on Tuesday that despite Israel’s opposition, he is still willing to sell the fighter to the UAE.
"I think he has no problem selling the F-35." He told Fox News, adding that this would mean "a lot of work at home."
The UAE is using stealth fighters as its As part of the ambitious plan, this small and wealthy country becomes a regional military power.
Before the signing ceremony, hundreds of Palestinians protested on Tuesday to normalize transactions with Israel.
Cl lives with Palestinian flags and wears blue masks to prevent the new coronavirus. Demonstrators rallied in the cities of Nablus and Hebron in the occupied West Bank and Gaza Strip.
When the ceremony was held, dozens of pro-Palestinian demonstrators also protested outside the White House.