U.S. President Donald Trump held a ceremony at the White House on Tuesday that marked a dramatic month-long cap, when the United Arab Emirates and then Bahrain said they were ready to normalize relations without resolving Israel`s decades-long conflict with the Palestinians who condemned the agreements. “I will make a good deal with Iran,” Trump said. “I`m going to make a deal that`s great for Iran. It`ll get them back. We will help them in every way we can. And Iran will be very happy. Iran will be very rich and very fast. 80 MPs voted in favour of the agreement, including many members of the opposition. Only 13 MPs – all on the common list of the Arab majority – voted against the agreement and criticized it as a plan to undermine the Palestinian people. Mr. Netanyahu strongly opposed the negotiations with what he called “the murderous Iranian regime.” Maloney said her host`s comments “are probably not what Bibi negotiated.” However, Manama is also slowing the pace of proceedings for a full-fledged peace agreement, the walla news website reported on Friday, with the kingdom preferring to sign “a joint communiqué on the establishment of peaceful and diplomatic relations” without concluding the full normalization agreement between Israel and the United Arab Emirates. Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the UAE`s de facto ruler, says that his price for the deal was Israel`s agreement to stop the annexation of large parts of the West Bank.
However, Palestinian leaders have shown no signs that they will reconsider their continued refusal to negotiate with Israel as part of a peace plan released by the Trump White House in January, nor their vision of Tuesday`s agreement. But analysts noted that Kushner`s initial goal of an agreement between Israel and the Palestinians was further away than ever, months after Palestinian leaders announced a peace plan that he spent years dying upon his arrival. But the “Abraham Accords,” as it is known as the Israel-UAE agreement, represent a significant change in the balance of power in the Middle East and are presented by Trump White House as a major foreign policy coup. This dramatic break with the old pan-Arab consensus – which involved normalizing relations with a final peace settlement between Israel and the Palestinians – reflects a radical change in the rapprochement of the Gulf States on the Palestinian issue. The Palestinian cause is no longer at the centre of Arab policy, as reflected in the Arab League`s refusal to ask the Palestinian Authority to condemn the agreement between the United Arab Emirates and Israel.