Trump told reporters at the Oval Office that according to the peace deal, Trump told reporters, “Even great warriors are tired of fighting and tired of fighting. However, never a Gulf monarchy at war with Israel And both had already been established. Extensive informal relations. Bahrain has long advocated Israeli integration into the region.
Trump said, “The sand was filled with blood, and now you see a lot of sand being filled with peace.” The US president presented the deals as part of a change of territory: “When I took office in the Middle-East, he was in a state of utter chaos.”
Less than a month after the announcement, the UAE agreed to promote economic relations and work towards full diplomatic relations with Israel. A key element of that deal – that Israel had postponed its plan to annex the West Bank – was called into question within days of its announcement.
The foreign ministers of the two Gulf states will sign related agreements with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday.
The Trump administration has adopted a strategy to persuade the Gulf monarchy to normalize relations with Israel after failing to make progress towards an agreement between the Palestinians and Israel.
Both prominent US negotiators, the President’s son-in-law and advisor, Jared Kushner and the US Ambassador to Israel, David Freedman, are close to right-wing pro-active groups and have promoted substantial Palestinian territorial concessions.
Many Palestinians view the Gulf states’ relationship with Israel, as a non-belief for Palestinian rights.
Khalid Elgindi, a senior fellow at the Middle East Institute in Washington Said on twitter: “The Bahrain Declaration, coming on the heels of the UAE’s normalization, is another setback for the Palestinians and is expected to end the occupation or for the state.”
Head of Americans for Peace Now, Hyder Suskind, said: “Normalization with the Arab world is welcome, but not as a tool to normalize the occupation and conflict with the Palestinians.”
Kushner said he expected more Arab countries to follow suit in establishing formal relations with Israel. “We were not sure what the reaction would be, but it has been very positive, and more and more countries are trying to figure out how they can do good deeds for their citizens and a much more peaceful and prosperous future. Can create a paradigm. “, He said, but the countries will not be named.
Trump is a former senior official at the National Security Council, Kirsten Fontenarose, said Bahrain would not agree to normalization without the approval of Saudi Crown chief Mohammed bin Salman (widely known as MBS), but added that Saudi The Arabs were unlikely to follow themselves. Same way while bin Salman’s father was still on the throne.
“Bahrain does not step into foreign policy without Saudi approval, and I think that since MBS is not at liberty to normalize relations between Saudi and Israel, King Salman is opposed to having a Palestinian solution,” “Said Fontenrose, now the Schaukroft Middle East security initiative at the director Atlantic Council. “This is the way to indicate that Saudi Arabia’s next leadership supports the idea of Arab-Israeli normalization.”
Morocco, Kuwait and Oman are also considered potential candidates.
A disruptive, Fontenrose said, the UAE thought the two major benefits from its agreement with Israel were now in question. Israel has continued to oppose the Irani purchase of the US F35 stealth fighter jet and disputed that the agreement postponed a lengthy suspension of its aspirations to annex Palestinian territory on the West Bank.