According to reports by US President Donald Trump citing senior US officials, a signing ceremony will be held on 15 September to normalize relations between Israel and the United Arab Emirates on the Middle East Agreement.
Officials said the senior delegation of the two countries would be led by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, the brother of the prince Prince of the UAE, and the Minister of Foreign Affairs Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan.
Netanyahu confirmed his involvement on Twitter, with the Israeli leader stating that he would “leave for Washington next week at the invitation of President Trump and attend a historic ceremony at the White House on the establishment of a peace deal between Israel and peace Proud of. ” United Arab Emirates”.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu:
“I am proud to be leaving for Washington next week at the invitation of President Trump and to attend the historic ceremony at the White House on the establishment of a peace deal between Israel and the United Arab Emirates.”
– Israel’s PM (@IsraeliPM) September 8, 2020
Officials, who were not authorized to discuss the matter publicly and spoke on the condition of anonymity, will have the ceremony either inside the South Lawn, Rose Garden or depending on the weather.
As part of the deal, it was announced at the White House on 13 August that officials said after 18 months of negotiations that the Gulf states agreed to a general relationship with Israel, while Israel extended its annexation of the captured parts The West Coast agreed to continue with the plan to suspend.
The deal has come under fire from Palestinians and their regional allies, who claim that it threatens the Palestinian situation in stalled negotiations to lead an independent state for the occupiers.
They claim Israel’s normalization without further concessions, which had long been criticized for graves of land in the West Bank, according to international recognition of Israel’s sovereignty over these areas, they claim.
The UAE presented the contract to Israel as part of a plan to remove parts of the West Bank from the table. But Israel’s Netanyahu insisted that was “temporary”.
Palestinian officials have also warned that Arab-majority nations should recognize Israel, this could indicate widespread acceptance of the status quo. Serbia recently announced that it would move its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, which the Palestinians saw as the capital of their future state.
Saab Ebrát, a senior Palestinian official, rejected Serbia’s decision to move its embassy, saying it “victimized Palestine” of Trump’s re-election hopes.
“Palestine has fallen prey to the electoral ambitions of President Trump, whose team will take no action, no matter how disastrous it is for peace … to achieve its re-election in November”, Trekin, Liberation of Liberation Secretary-General Erekat. The organization said on Twitter.
Palestine has fallen victim to the electoral ambitions of President Trump, whose team will take any action, whether it is destructive to peace and a rules-based world order, to gain re-election. This, like the United Arab Emirates-Israel Agreement, is not about Middle East peace.
– Dr. Sahab Erakat الدكتور ئا عب عريقات (@ErakatSaeb) September 4, 2020
But the Trump administration has demonstrated the deal as a major achievement in diplomatic affairs.
The first direct commercial flight between countries since the August 13 announcement, establishing telephone links and commitments to collaborate in several areas. Jared Kushner, Trump’s senior adviser and son-in-law, boarded the flight.
The UAE has also ended its boycott of Israel, which allows trade and commerce between the oil-rich Emirates and Israel, home to a thriving diamond trade, pharmaceutical companies and technology start-ups.
Al Jazeera and news agencies