Tonight (Thursday), Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced a peace agreement between Israel and the United Arab Emirates.
“Today marks the beginning of a new era in the State of Israel’s relations with the Arab world. We have decided on a full and official peace agreement between Israel and the United Arab Emirates, one of the most powerful countries in the world. “A Abu Dhabi.”
The Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates said: “The United Arab Emirates will invest heavily in developing a vaccine for the corona virus. It will help the economy in this difficult time. We have turned a desert into a flourishing country and so do we.
“I led a huge change that today matures into an official peace agreement with the United Arab Emirates. The agreement shows the dramatic change we have brought about in Israel’s status in the Middle East. Today, many countries see Israel as a strategic ally for stability, progress and peace.”
According to Netanyahu, “there will be more Arab countries that will join the peace circle with us. All sane countries are on one front against the extremists, peace for peace. The only vision that is sustainable and I am committed to it.”
The Prime Minister clarified that he is committed to the application of sovereignty in Judea and Samaria and does not remove the issue from the agenda, “There is no change in the plan to apply sovereignty, in full coordination with the United States. My efforts. “
“President Trump introduced the sovereignty plan for the peace initiative at my request,” Netanyahu said. “President Trump asked Israel to wait temporarily for the implementation of sovereignty.”
Regarding Trump’s peace plan, Netanyahu said, “I am committed to it. It is a real peace agreement that can be lived with. We have been working on the plan for a long time – regardless of political date.”
As stated, the agreement between Jerusalem and Abu Dhabi will include the opening of embassies, direct flights between the countries, cooperation in the field of tourism, investments and security cooperation. The dramatic agreement also stipulates that Muslims will have wider access to the Al-Aqsa Mosque.
A senior diplomat has made it clear that the application of sovereignty in Judea and Samaria is still on the table. “The Trump administration has sought to temporarily suspend the declaration in order to first implement the historic peace agreement with the Emirates,” the senior official said.
US President Donald Trump said “I expect more Muslim countries to follow in the footsteps of the UAE.” Earlier he tweeted “Big news today – a historic peace agreement between our two best friends Israel and the UAE”.
Deputy Defense Minister and Deputy Prime Minister Bnei Gantz said, “I welcome the important and significant agreement and thank you, first and foremost, to US President Donald Trump, a true friend of Israel, along with Prime Minister Netanyahu and Sheikh Muhammad bin Zeid.
“The agreement expresses the alliance between the countries of the region that are interested in prosperity and regional stability, and emphasizes Israel’s eternal desire for peace with its neighbors.”
Gantz added, “I am confident that the agreement will have many positive implications for the future of the entire Middle East and for Israel’s position in the world and in the region. I call on more Arab countries to advance relations with Israel in further peace agreements.”