Like Mr. Netanyahu, Trump is counting on the normalization agreement between the United Arab Emirates and Israel to overthrow his political fortune. His enthusiastic announcement by the Oval Office on the deal showed that he believed the UAE`s approach would help it secure support from pro-Israel sectors of the American electorate in the upcoming presidential elections. Indeed, the declaration of a foreign policy victory – especially the one that pleases Israel – could help Trump at a time when, in almost every election poll, he is far behind the presumed Democratic presidential candidate, Joe Biden. The move has been ongoing for a long time. In recent years, emiratis have received Israeli ministers and athletes, participated in maritime security conferences with Israeli officials, supported technology cooperation agreements between Emirati and Israeli companies, and even invited Israel to dubai Expo. On April 23, 2009, ABC News published a video of royal sheikh Issa bin Zayed Al Nahyan in the United Arab Emirates, « the brother of the crown prince who tortures a man for cheating on him in a grain deal. » [6] On April 29, 2009, CNN reported that the controversy over the torture link delayed the ratification of the nuclear agreement between the United States and the United Arab Emirates. [7] Finally, the band did not maintain the agreement that was formally introduced to Congress by President Obama in May 2009[8] and approved in the months that followed by key congressional leaders. An agreement gave considerable impetus when, on 1 July, Israel did not begin the process of annexation of the West Bank, as Mr. Netanyahu had suggested. The Emiratis reported that they took the opportunity to promise a complete normalization of relations if the annexation was removed from the table. It was the subtext of an op-ed published in June by the Emirati ambassador to the United States in Israel`s largest daily newspaper, Yedioth Ahronoth. The Donald J.

Trump government, which resigned itself to Israel`s strong desire to expand the country`s formal diplomatic relations with the Arab nations of the Persian Gulf and took over the UAE embassy in the Persian Gulf, oversaw the three-way diplomacy that led to the Abraham Agreement. In the region, Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan and Oman have publicly welcomed the Abraham Agreement. Saudi Arabia has said nothing, although analysts strongly speculate that this non-reaction is a sign that Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman supports the deal, but that it is limited because his father, the king, opposes normalization with Israel. Iran, Qatar and Turkey have criticized the deal, with the latter threatening to withdraw their ambassador from Abu Dhabi. Civil society organizations across the region remain strongly opposed to normalizing relations with Israel. These include Gulf groups that have been particularly opposed to the Israeli-Emirati agreement. Despite Israel`s clear promise to end the annexation, Palestinian leaders rejected the agreement and recalled their ambassador from Abu Dhabi. From the point of view of the Palestinians and their supporters, the agreement reflects the bad faith parts of Israel, the United Arab Emirates and the United States, as the Israelis and Emiratis had already normalized their relations before the Abraham Agreement. Indeed, The annexation that Netanyahu has pledged to « suspend » has already taken place. About 600,000 Israeli settlers live in settlements, all illegal under international law and scattered within the same 30% of the occupied West Bank, and no agreement with the Palestinians, the United Arab Emirates or any other Arab state can expel them.

The VaE use Israel`s decision to freeze its annexation plans to justify its approach and protect itself from accusations that it betrayed the Palestinians by establishing relations with Israel to please the United States and strengthen its hand against its regional rivals.