New Era of Middle East: UAE and Israel Historic Accord

US President Donald Trump announced that Israel and the United Arab Emirates had a three-way phone call and reached to a historic accord, that would establish "full normalization of relations", and in exchange, Israel would forgo for now annexation of sovereign West Bank territory.

HISTORY OF JERUSALEM

Jerusalem has been a prized asset for many people throughout history, and a great deal has been fought for. Archaeological work in the region suggests that the city had been settled as far back as 4000BC. The first known name may be Jebusite, a translation of the town of Canaan. Together with the later arrival of the Philistines, they are thought to be the earliest known ancestors of today’s Palestinians. “Philistinians” settled along the Mediterranean coast, which extended from Jaffa to the Gaza Strip, and has been in the territory of Canaan for many generations. That left such an indelible mark, the land of Philistia, or Palestine as it was called, has remained to this day.

UAE-ISRAEL HISTORIC DEAL

Palestine and Israel, foes not neighbors. Israel, a formidable and dreadful nightmare for Palestinians. The conflict between Israel and Palestine began with the establishment of “state of Israel”. In 1948, when Israel forcefully annexed parts of sovereign Palestine, leading to the timeline of episodic eight wars in which two Palestinian intifadas and six Israel-Arab conflicts. Israel continuously annexed more parts of Palestine with time and with US President Donald Trump’s conceptual map would allow Israel to annex huge chunks of the west bank and leave Palestine with 15% of whole once Palestine. US President Donald Trump announced that Israel and the United Arab Emirates had a three-way phone call and reached to a historic accord, that would establish “full normalization of relations”, and in exchange, Israel would forgo for now annexation of sovereign West Bank territory. The call took place between US President Donald Trump, PM Israel Benjamin Netanyahu, crown Prince UAE Muhammad Bin Zayed Al Nahyan.

SALIENT FEATURES

  • Israel and UAE have reached a historic deal that will lead to full normalization of diplomatic relations between two middle Eastern nations and would exchange Ambassadors and embassies.
  • The white house says the agreement will see Israel suspend its plan to annex Palestinian areas of West Bank.

In a surprise announcement at the White House following a three-way call to Israeli and Emirate leaders, Mr. Trump said that the agreement would lead to greater cooperation in investment, tourism, defense, technology, energy and other fields, as the two countries move to allow daily direct passenger flights, open embassies and exchange ambassadors for the first time.

If it were fulfilled, the deal would make the Emirates the only third Arab nation to have normal diplomatic relations with Israel, with Egypt, which signed a peace agreement in 1979, and with Jordan, which signed a treaty in 1994. It could reorder the prolonged stalemate in the region, potentially leading other Arab nations to follow suit by forming an increasingly overt alliance with Israel against their common enemy in Iran while, at least for now, withdrawing Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu ‘s explosive annexation initiative.

“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. “Now that the ice has been broken, I expect more Arab and Muslim countries will follow the United Arab Emirates’ lead.”

NARRATIVES OF THE ACCORD

  1. One narrative is put on by the Muslim world and call it a morosis and stupid act for normalizing relations with Israel and the Zionists regime that put egregious atrocities over Palestine. Iran calls it a shameful measure of Abu Dhabi to reach an agreement to the fake Zionist regime and a dangerous move. Palestine also recalled its ambassadors to UAE on the president Mahmoud Abbas’s order. Many Muslim countries oversee it as an overtly strategy and alliance to weaken solidarity among Muslim states and start to accept Israel and send ambassadors.
  2. The other narrative is put forward by the Israel and the USA that asserts that this deal is a step forward to curb the regional instability in the Middle East and building peaceful, secure, and prosperous Middle East. UAE speaker for foreign affairs asserted that this deal would put a full stop for further annexation of Palestine West Bank territory.

The prejudice of the Palestinian people towards Israel resulted in the intolerance for the UAE due to this accord. Prime Minister of Israel Netanyahu said that annexation of the West Bank is “on the table”. UAE has extended hands to help a state that slaughtered thousands of Muslims in several wars and annexed third holiest place for Muslims. The facts and insight are conspicuous, yet the bigotry is formidable than the annexation.

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