Historic peace deal: Israel, UAE agree normalization – Netanyahu: A new era between Israel and the Arab world

Israel and the United Arab Emirates have agreed on the signing of an agreement on the complete normalization of relations between the countries in return for the suspension of the application of Israeli sovereignty over Jewish communities of Judea, Samaria and the Jordan Valley.

The breakthrough was announced by President Trump on Twitter: “HUGE breakthrough today! Historic Peace Agreement between our two GREAT friends, Israel and the United Arab Emirates!”

“After 49 years, Israel and the United Arab Emirates will fully normalize their diplomatic relations,” President Trump said in a statement.

President Trump called PM Netanyahu and congratulated him on the historic achievement.

PM Netanyahu announced the peace treaty between Israel and the United Arab Emirates: “Today we usher in a new era of peace between Israel and the Arab world”.

“In 1979, Prime Minister Menachem Begin made peace with Egypt. In 1994, Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin signed a peace treaty with Jordan. And today, I am honored to announce a formal peace agreement with the United Arab Emirates. I believe that there is a good chance that we will soon see more Arab countries join this expanding circle of peace,” Netanyahu said.

I want to thank President Trump for his critical help in brokering this historic accord. And I want to thank him for his revolutionary Vision for Peace, which is the most realistic and important formula for peace in the region. President Trump’s Middle East plan served as a basis for today’s historic peace announcement”.

“In recent years, Israel under my leadership has made advancements in ties with such countries as Sudan, Oman, Bahrain and other nations in the Gulf. I have reason to be very optimistic that today’s announcement with the UAE will be followed by more Arab nations joining our region’s circle of peace.

And to the people of Abu Dhabi, and its leader Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed, I say Salaam alaikum. Shalom Aleichem. Peace unto thee. Peace unto all of us,״ Netanyahu concluded.