UAE to establish full diplomatic ties to Israel


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Big news: The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has agreed to recognize Israel and establish full diplomatic relations, in exchange for Israel’s promise it will not annex portions of the West Bank that the Oslo Accords reserved for Israel, as it has been considering doing.

The UAE is the first Gulf nation to recognize Israel, and the third Arab nation, after Egypt and Jordan. This agreement signals publicly the growing secret ties and alliances within the Arab world with Israel that have developed in the past decade, most especially since Trump became president.

It also signals the growing weariness in the Arab world of Palestinian intransigence to any real negotiations. No matter what deal is offered them, no matter how good, their fundamental position remains the same: Israel must be destroyed (including all the Jews living there).

The deal also illustrates a fundamental split in the Islamic Middle East, between the allies of Iran (where chants of “Death to Israel” and “Death to America” are encouraged by the government) and those more aligned with the U.S. The former apparently like the idea of war and genocide, while the latter are working to avoid both.

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3 comments

  • Phill O

    This is hopeful.

    Most people want safety and peace.

    Hezbollah seems to be tied to the Beirut explosion.

  • James Street

    The Swamp has never been about peace. There’s no profit in it for them.

    If President Trump does defeat the Swamp and its dark shadow over the entire world, we will see advances in the arts, sciences, technology and all other human endeavors that are beyond belief.

  • pzatchok

    And the liberals go ultra quiet.

    “Can not have orange man win. This is not right.”
    “Send someone over to screw it up.”

    Didn’t Biden go someplace and try to screw up a peace deal a few years ago? Even though he doesn’t represent squat.

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