Abrahamic Agreement

The agreement is called the “Abraham Agreement,” after the father of monotheistic religions founded in the Middle East – Christianity, Islam and Judaism. The Turkish Foreign Ministry condemned the agreement and said that the history and people of the Middle East were neither forgiven nor forgotten about what the United Arab Emirates was doing and that it was a violation of the 2002 Arab peace initiative. She called the uae`s behavior hypocritical and added that the Palestinians opposed the agreement. [80] President Recep Tayyip Erdogan then said that Turkey was considering suspending or severing diplomatic relations with the United Arab Emirates in retaliation and recalling its ambassador from Abu Dhabi. [80] India welcomed the agreement and declared that the two nations were its allies and that it had always supported peace and prosperity in West Asia. Foreign Minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar had previously said that UAE Foreign Minister Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan had called him to discuss the agreement. [125] WHITE HOUSE – Behind the Resolute Oval Office, U.S. President Donald Trump announced Thursday morning a “historic peace agreement” between the United Arab Emirates and Israel to begin a “complete normalization of relations.” One component of the agreement is Israel`s commitment to suspend the annexation of Palestinian territories in the occupied West Bank. The head of the Israeli settler group Yesha Council, David Elhayani,[he], accused Mr. Netanyahu of “betraying” some of his most loyal supporters and of “deceiving half a million people in the region and hundreds of thousands of voters.” Oded Revivi [he], the mayor of Efrat, a settlement of more than 9,000 people south of Jerusalem, supported Netanyahu, arguing that “the Israeli agreement to defer the application of Israeli law in the Jewish settlements of Judea and Samaria was a fair price to pay,” adding that it could change the way settlements are viewed. [40] Beit El Settlement Mayor Shai Alon and Shomron Regional Council President Yossi Dagan also criticized the agreement.

[37] The South African Ministry of International Relations and Cooperation regretted that the agreement was reached without consultation with the Palestinians, although the agreement is linked to their future, and noted that the agreement did not guarantee a permanent suspension of the annexation of parts of the West Bank. [124] In a joint statement by Trump, Netanyahu and Zayed, it was said: “This historic diplomatic breakthrough will advance peace in the Middle East region and is proof of the courageous diplomacy and vision of the three leaders and the courage of the United Arab Emirates and Israel to find a new path that will unlock the great potential of the region.” [24] The United Arab Emirates stated that it would continue to support the Palestinian people and that the agreement would maintain the prospect of a two-state solution between Israel and Palestine.