Trump said Israel and the UAE agreed to normalize relations

China News Agency, Washington, August 13, US President trump announced in the White House on August 13 that after he reached an agreement with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and crown prince Muhammad of Abu Dhabi, Israel and the United Arab Emirates agreed to normalize their relations. This means that the UAE has become the first Gulf Arab country to establish diplomatic relations with Israel and the third Arab country to establish diplomatic relations with Israel. Previously, Egypt and Jordan had established diplomatic relations with Israel. < / P > < p > trump announced the news in the Oval Office on the same day. He said it was “a truly historic moment” and “since the deadlock has been broken, I hope more Arab and Muslim countries will follow in the footsteps of the UAE.”. < / P > < p > according to the joint statement of the United States, Israel and the United Arab Emirates, Israel will suspend its claim for sovereignty over parts of the West Bank and is committed to expanding and developing its relations with Arab and Muslim countries. Israel and the United Arab Emirates will sign bilateral agreements on investment, tourism, direct flights, security, technology, energy, mutual embassies and so on in the next few weeks. This normalization of relations and peaceful diplomacy will bring together the two most reliable and capable regional partners of the United States, the statement said. Israel and the United Arab Emirates will work with the United States to launch a strategic agenda aimed at expanding diplomatic, trade and security cooperation in the Middle East. On January 28 this year, Trump and Netanyahu announced the so-called “century agreement” to promote the settlement of the Palestine Israel issue in the White House. The agreement recognizes Israel’s sovereignty over Jewish settlements in the West Bank, and calls for Israel to stop expanding settlements in the next four years and to start negotiations with the Palestinian side during this period. The agreement was immediately strongly opposed by Palestine. < / P > < p > regarding the establishment of diplomatic relations between Israel and the United Arab Emirates, Hanan Ashrawi, member of the Executive Committee of the Palestine Liberation Organization, commented on the 13th that it was just a “secret deal” between the two countries. < / P > < p > according to US public opinion, in view of Israel’s actual control of the West Bank, the wording of Israel’s suspension of sovereignty claims may be a move of Netanyahu’s “two sides bet” before the US election. But he will also face pressure from hardliners in Israel.