Middle East Uae Agreement
The agreement was a major political turnaround for Mr. Netanyahu, who has long insisted on expanding settlements in the occupied West Bank in an effort to annex the territory. Mr. Netanyahu was under political pressure to be flexible, as three new elections gave him only a majority in a coalition government and he was prosecuted in 2021. In 2019, the Trump administration reversed decades of U.S. policy by declaring that West Bank settlements were not contrary to international law, a decision that threatened the two-state solution, long seen as the key to a lasting peace between Israel and the Palestinians. The Trump administration`s Middle East policy, developed by Jared Kushner, the president`s top adviser, and published in January 2020, endorsed Mr. Netanyahu`s plan to reintegate existing settlements. After Yousef Al Otaiba, the ambassador of the United Arab Emirates, wrote a statement in June 2020 in which he warned that the annexation would threaten better relations between Israel and the Arab world, Kushner saw an opportunity and intervened to facilitate the talks. After the negotiators agreed, Mr.
Trump, Netanyahu and Abu Dhabi`s crown prince, Mohammed bin Zayed, held a conference call just before an official announcement.      Jordanian Foreign Minister Ayman Safadi said that the agreement should be pursued by Israel abandoning any plan to annex parts of the West Bank and that if the agreement could lead to its withdrawal from the Palestinian territories, it would bring the Middle East closer to peace. Otherwise, the Arab-Israeli conflict would only get worse.  The Turkish Foreign Ministry condemned the agreement and said that the history and people of the Middle East would not forgive and would not forget what the United Arab Emirates did and that it was a violation of the 2002 Arab peace initiative. She called the uae`s behavior hypocritical and added that the Palestinians opposed the agreement.  President Recep Tayyip Erdogan then said that Turkey was considering suspending or severing diplomatic relations with the United Arab Emirates in retaliation and recalling its ambassador from Abu Dhabi.  But Prime Minister Netanyahu seemed to have withdrawn from the idea, at least for the time being, because of overwhelming international pressure. The Emiratis have allowed him to break a difficult political stalemate. A4: Contrary to some comments, these agreements are more important to the Arab world than to Israel. Israelis can derive some degree of emotional security from the fact that they feel less isolated in the region and they could benefit from some marginal advantages that they would not otherwise have been able to obtain in their struggle with Iran.
But it will radically change the way Arab states deal with each other and their problems. In many ways, this is a declaration of independence from the Arab world, which it apparently has not concluded to meet one of the challenges they face and lead them into struggles they cannot win. The Emiratis believe that they have the strength and confidence to treat every country in the world bilaterally without 20 other countries supporting them. In the months leading up to the agreement, Israel had secretly collaborated with the United Arab Emirates to combat the COVID 19 pandemic. European media reported that Mossad was discreetly sourcing health supplies from the Gulf states.   Benjamin Netanyahu, Prime Minister of Israel, announced at the end of June 2020 that the two countries were cooperating in the fight against coronavirus and that the mossad leader, Yossi Cohen, had visited the VaE several times. However, a few hours later, the United Arab Emirates seemed to downplay this situation by revealing that it was simply an agreement between private companies and not at the state level.  In a joint statement by Trump, Netanyahu and Zayed, it was said: “This historic diplomatic breakthrough will advance peace in the Middle East region and is proof of the courageous diplomacy and vision of the three leaders and the courage of the United Arab Emirates and Israel to find a new path that will free the