The foreign ministers of the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain joined Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the White House South Lawn to confirm Israel’s recent recognition of the state.
Bahrain and the UAE are the third and fourth Arab countries to establish diplomatic relations with Israel. The success also established direct commercial flights between Israel and the UAE.
“We’re here this afternoon to change the course of history,” Trump said from the balcony overlooking the South Lawn. “After decades of division and conflict, we mark the dawn of a new Middle East.
“There have been only two such agreements before in the entire history of Israel. Now we have achieved two in the same month. And there is more after this.
“These agreements will serve as the foundation for a comprehensive peace across the region, something no one had imagined.”
Netanyahu said, “I am grateful to President Trump for your decisive leadership … You have successfully completed the historic peace you have signed today – widespread support in Israel and America [and] in the Middle East.”
The Israeli leader said that “history has taught us that strength brings security, strength brings allies, and ultimately – and this is something. President Trump has repeatedly said – ultimately, power brings peace.”
After addressing the crowd from the balcony of the White House, the four leaders sat at the desk in the lawn to sign the deal, carrying national flags with them.
In addition to bilateral agreements signed by Israel, the UAE and Bahrain, the trio are signing a document called the “Abraham Agreement” after the protectors of the three major monotheistic religions of the world.
“This day is the axis of history,” Netanyahu said. “It heralds a new dawn of peace.”
Speaking to reporters before signing the document, Trump said “We are very far down the road with about five countries – five additional countries.”
The event is a major accomplishment for Trump, and even his Democratic presidential challenger Joe Biden praised historical beliefs as “positive”. In a Tuesday morning interview on “Fox and Friends”, Trump predicted that a deal would eventually happen to the Palestinians.
“We have many other people who are going to come for a short time and Palestine will eventually come,” Trump said.
A Norwegian official nominated Trump for the Nobel Peace Prize for his role in the UAE-Israel accord before Bahrain joined.
Trump often credits himself for setting aside decades of disputes about Israel, saying he introduced new realism into the long-running conflict.
As president, Trump moved the US embassy in Israel to Jerusalem, aided Palestinians and recognized Israel’s sovereignty over the Golan Heights, a mountainous region seized from Syria in 1967 when it was used Was to open the territories of Israel.
Middle peace efforts are led by Trump’s son-in-law and advisor Jared Kushner, who is Jewish and married to Ivanka Trump.
As part of a generalized brocade of economic relations between Serbia and Kosovo this month, Muslim-majority Kosovo also agreed to recognize Israel. Serbia agreed to move its embassy to Jerusalem.
Egypt was the first Arab country to recognize Israel, in 1979, followed by Jordan in 1994.
Ahead of the formal ceremony on Tuesday, Trump met privately with diplomats from Bahrain and the UAE, and Netanyahu. He presented the Israeli leader with a gold key that he said was the “key to the White House” and that he expected a “very fair” US-Iran deal after the election.
New York Rape Lee Zeldin, one of just two Jewish Republicans in Congress, The Post said he is part of the new deal to share about “Iranian aggression” and the Trump administration “being very clear to these Arabs”. It is the United States’ top priority to strengthen ties with Israel. ”
Last week on the 9/11 anniversary, Trump linked diplomatic developments with a shortage of American troops in Afghanistan, Iraq and Syria.
“The sand was covered in blood. And now you see that a lot has been said that peace is going to be loaded, ”Trump said.