He’s advancing peace and U.S. interests abroad, while repudiating his predecessor.Nate Jackson · Aug. 14, 2020
Barack Obama may have been handed a Nobel Peace Prize merely for ascending to the presidency, but Donald Trump is the one actually securing peace deals. The president announced a historic agreement Thursday between Israel and the United Arab Emirates.
Trump summed up the “Abraham Accord,” saying, “After 49 years, Israel and the United Arab Emirates will fully normalize their diplomatic relations. They will exchange embassies and ambassadors, and begin cooperation across the board and on a broad range of areas, including tourism, education, healthcare, trade, and security.”
Gary Bauer notes, “This marks the first peace treaty between Israel and an Arab country in more than 25 years and only the third such deal.” Most Arab nations still refuse to recognize Israel at all, though don’t be surprised if this lays the groundwork for a similar deal with Saudi Arabia.
The accord also marks a big win for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who has been embattled by domestic political attacks that bear resemblance to those Trump has survived. It both shores up concerns about foreign policy and quiets some domestic opposition regarding Israeli settlements in the West Bank. Warsclerotic read more