Significance Of Israel And Uae Agreement

Ordinary Palestinians protested the deal on social media and some also insulted the UAE. Meanwhile, Abbas Zaki, a member of Fatah`s Central Committee, called the agreement a breakdown of the Arab consensus on the management of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Iranian President Hassan Rouhani called the deal a “grave mistake” and warned the UAE not to allow Israel to be safe in the Gulf. Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif called it a betrayal of Arab and non-Arab countries in the Middle East. A group of protesters with fewer than 100 residents gathered on August 15 outside the UAE embassy in Tehran, chanting “Death for America” and “Death for Israel.” Protesters also burned Israel`s flag. [72] The conservative Kayhan newspaper, whose editor is appointed by Iran`s Supreme Leader, warned that the deal had made the UAE a “legitimate and easy goal.” [73] On August 13, 2020, Anwar Gargash, Uae Foreign Minister, announced the UAE`s agreement for the normalization of relations with Israel and stated that his country wished to address threats to the two-state solution, including the annexation of Palestinian territories, and invited Palestinians and Israelis to return to the negotiating table. He hinted that he did not think there would be an embassy in Jerusalem until there was a final agreement between the Palestinians and the Israelis. [30] According to US President Donald Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, “Israel and the UAE will completely normalize diplomatic relations. They will exchange messages and ambassadors and engage in large-scale cooperation in a wide range of areas such as tourism, education, health, trade and security. [31] The agreement allows the UAE to establish trade, diplomatic and security relations with Israel, while arguing that it has helped the Palestinians by halting Israel`s annexation. The deal could also allow the UAE access to previously banned U.S. weapons, such as advanced drones, just as Egypt was able to guarantee better U.S.

weapons after its peace deal with Israel.