The State of Israel and The United Arab Emirates, have reached a historic peace deal that will normalize relations, making The UAE just the third country to normalize ties with Israel after Jordan and Egypt.
On Thursday, President Donald Trump announced the latest and historic peace agreement on twitter, indicating Israel and UAE leaders will sign bilateral agreements in the coming days, which will solidify collaborations on security, tourism, healthcare, energy, and telecommunication issues.
“Opening direct ties between two of the Middle East’s most dynamic societies and advanced economics will transform the region by spurring economic growth, enhancing technological innovation and forging closer people-to-people relations,” a joint statement of the United states, the State of Israel, and the United Arab Emirates read.
The peace agreement will also allow direct flights between both countries, and will see Israel suspend its plans to annex Palestinian areas of the occupied West Bank.
According to Trump, the action would be known as the “Abraham Accord’. named after the “father of all three great faiths,” (Judaism, Christianity, and Islam).
“No person better symbolizes the potential for unity of these three great faiths,” U.S. Ambassador to Israel, David Friedman also said.
The statement also notes that the UAE and Israel “willl immediately cooperate towards treatment and the development of a vaccine for the coronavirus.”
Biden- “Agreement is in part due to the efforts of Multiple administrations”
While the deal has been condemned by other Muslim countries like Iran and Turkey, as well as Palestinian President, Mahmoud Abbas, it was supported by democrats, includiing Joe Biden.
Biden in a statement, termed the agreement “a historic step to bridge the deep divides of the Middle East.”
He also claimed the agreement was in part due to the efforts of multiple administrations including the Obama-Biden administration from which President Trump took over from.
Prominent figures within Trump’s evangelical conservative base also celebrated the latest development.
Rev. Johnnie Moore, an evangelical communications executive who serves on the U.S. Commission for International Religious Freedom told Christian Post, that the “Evangelicals are elated,” and that it was an answer to prayers for peace between the United Arab Emirates, its neighbours and Israel.