A Historic and Daunting Breakthrough Between Israel and Bahrain

Bahrain and Israel have agreed to develop full diplomatic relations, proclaimed US President Donald Trump on Friday, hailing the agreement as a "historic breakthrough." In a joint statement, the United States, Bahrain, and Israel said the deal was reached after Trump has spoken with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Bahrain's King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa on Friday.

Three weeks back, the United Arab Emirates and Israel had signed a historic Accord that would normalize the UAE and Israel’s relationship, and Israel will cease further annexation of the West Bank for the time being. US President Donald Trump announced that Israel and the United Arab Emirates had a three-way phone call and reached a historic accord that would establish “full normalization of relations.” In exchange, Israel would forgo for now annexation of sovereign West Bank territory that is Palestinian land.

Bahrain and Israel have agreed to develop full diplomatic relations, proclaimed US President Donald Trump on Friday, hailing the agreement as a “historic breakthrough.” In a joint statement, the United States, Bahrain, and Israel said the deal was reached after Trump has spoken with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Bahrain’s King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa on Friday. US President Donald Trump said, “This is a historic step to further stability in the Middle East.”

The agreement comes after Israel and the United Arab Emirates signed a similar deal last month. Bahrain will attend Israel and the UAE for a signing ceremony at the White House on September 15. “It’s inconceivable that this will happen so quickly,” Trump said for the Israel-Bahrain agreement. Trump’s son-in-law and senior White House advisor, Jared Kushner, praised the deal as “the culmination of four years of excellent effort” by the Trump administration. “We see the beginning of a new Middle East, and the President has already secured alliances and allies to try to achieve that,” Kushner said.

“This deal is a significant step towards building a more peaceful, secure, and prosperous Middle East,” Mr. Trump told reporters in a hastily arranged event in the Oval Office during the historic breakthrough of the Israel-UAE agreement. “Now that the ice has been broken, I expect more Arab and Muslim countries will follow the United Arab Emirates’ lead.” Now Bahrain has followed a similar path chosen by the UAE a month back and has normalized the diplomatic ties with Israel.

Palestinian leaders have criticized Arab states for normalizing relations with Israel while maintaining their military occupation of Palestinian territories, arguing that such agreements are threatening to reinforce the status quo. The Palestinian Liberation Organization has said that the Bahrain-Israel agreement was “another deceptive stab to the Palestinian cause.” Israel has annexed Palestinian land after an abased capturing, and the Arab countries continue to abash Palestine and abdicate their loyalty to the Palestinian people and land. The treacherous agreement of UAE and Bahrain are conspicuous yet abstruse.

The agreement between Arab countries and Israel will shape a new module of the Middle East and will involve Israel in trade and diplomatic relations. Palestinian Authority (PA) President Mahmoud Abbas claimed that peace between Arab countries and Israel “will not happen without the Palestinian issue being resolved or settled.” President Mahmoud Abbas also asserted that the deal between Bahrain, UAE, and Israel wouldn’t b possible “without the regional backing or support.”

Many analysts believe that these agreements and breakthroughs will lessen the surging tensions in the Muslim world and mainly the Middle East and will bolster countries to separate their national interests from the Palestinian issue and grow out of bud without a scorching sun glare of Palestine issue. Many Arab counties have hecatomb and relinquished a lot for Palestine, but now the Arab countries must be eager to expand their diplomatic ties and economy through trade and insight of national interests. 

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