The deal is sealed – at the White House on Tuesday, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain signed a groundbreaking peace treaty with Israel. President Trump brokered the deal, and he predicts more Arab countries will soon join the “circle of peace.”
President Trump calls the accord “peace in the Middle East without blood on the sand.” This is also a diplomatic win ahead of the November election.
“We are here this afternoon to change the course of history,” the president announced.
The historic peace deal, dubbed “the Abraham Accord”, establishes full diplomatic ties between the key allies of the US.
“Israel, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain will establish embassies, exchange ambassadors and begin to cooperate and work together so strongly,” President Trump said.”This is the beginning of a new era of peace for Israel and the wider Arab world and it’s very humbling for me to be a small part of it,” Vice President Mike Pence said.
The UAE became the first Gulf state and third Arab nation to agree to diplomatic ties with Israel. Bahrain also signed on last week.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said, “This day is a pivot of history, it heads a new dawn of peace. For thousands of years, the Jewish people have prayed for peace, for decades the Jewish state has prayed for peace.”
Bahrain Foreign Affairs Minister Abdullatif Bin Rashid Alzayani said, “We can see before us a golden opportunity for peace, security, and prosperity for our region.”
The agreement should add security to the region and is seen as a major step towards peace in the Middle East.
Joel C. Rosenberg, Editor-In-Chief of All Israel News, said, “To be an Israeli, to be Jewish, to be an evangelical and to be there watching it unfold, this is prophetic, it’s historic, it’s exciting and it’s personal for me. I’ve had two sons serve in the Israeli military and I want them to have peace.”