‘Israel- UAE- Bahrain pact- new sun rises in the Middle East’
Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) have signed a "historic peace agreement" to normalize relations with Israel.
The agreement was officially signed at the White House on Tuesday (September 15). US President Donald Trump has hailed the historic deal as a new dawn in the Middle East.
In the presence of Donald Trump, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, UAE Foreign Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan and Bahraini Foreign Minister Abdul Latif Al Zayani signed the agreement on behalf of their respective countries, the BBC reported. All three countries have called the deal "historic."
Through this agreement, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain, as the third and fourth Arab countries, pledged to establish relations with Israel. Earlier, Egypt signed peace agreements with Israel in 1979 and Jordan in 1994.
Meanwhile, US President Donald Trump has said that at least five to six more countries will soon sign a peace deal with Israel. Donald Trump hopes other countries will follow suit, but the Palestinians have urged them not to do while their conflict remains unresolved.
For decades, most Arab countries have boycotted Israel, insisting that it will only establish relations once the Palestinian conflict is resolved.