NBC’s Andrea Mitchell says the Israel-UAE-Bahrain agreement is ‘not Middle East peace’

NBC News chief foreign affairs correspondent Andrea Mitchell insisted in her report on Tuesday evening that the Abraham Accords signed by Israel, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), and Bahrain did not amount to “Middle East peace”.

President Trump was joined by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, United Arab Emirates Foreign Minister Abdullah bin Zayed al-Nahyan and Bahrain’s Foreign Minister Khalid bin Ahmed Al Khalif to sign the Abraham Accord, the president said of “a new Middle East Dawn “. “

On “NBC Nightly News”, however, anchor Lester Holt began the section looking at Mitchell’s reporting, stating that the settlement would “normalize nations and bring them closer,” a “widespread Middle East peace still an elusive one.” aims at.”


“With pomp and circumstance, the president has been heralding the first Arab nations to recognize Israel since 1994,” Mitchell reported. “Both countries have quietly shared intelligence with Israel against Iran, a common enemy, for years.”

She continued, “But today’s agreements open doors for trade, travel and tourism. But this is not the peace of the Middle East.”

She went on to describe how Palestinians were “abandoned by their Arab neighbors” and how they were left “powerless to do anything without protest”.

Mitchell called Trump and Netanyahu, whom he referred to as “two big political leaders” by the agreement, as “big winners”.

“The president can portray himself as a peacekeeper, he is eligible for the Nobel Prize 49 days before the election,” Mitchell said in his report.

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NBC News is not the only news outlet to underscore the importance of the historic settlement. CNN focused much of its programming on the potential health risks of the White House event, which was held to commemorate the accused amid the epidemic.

The anti-Trump network embarrassed the Trump administration for “large crowds” and “little social disturbances”, suggesting that the incident could be a super spreader of coronovirus.