Longtime New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman, who has written for decades on international geopolitics and has been a regular critic of Trump`s policies, hailed the deal as ”exactly what Trump said in his tweet: a ”huge breakthrough.” [41] British Prime Minister Boris Johnson hailed the agreement as a path to peace in the Middle East and also welcomed the suspension of the annexation of territories in the West Bank. British Foreign Minister Dominic Raab and French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian expressed similar sentiments, with the former adding that it was time for direct dialogue between Israelis and Palestinians, while the latter said it created an opportunity to resume talks. [106] France and Germany saw the agreement as the hope of a two-state solution. [34] German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas called Israeli Foreign Minister Gabi Ashkenazi to congratulate him. [107] It is for all these reasons that I say no to this agreement, as well as anyone who deals with justice. Peace, security, equality and respect for the long-awaited rights of the Palestinian people: this agreement is exactly the opposite. A spokeswoman for the European Commission said the agreement was important to both Israel and the United Arab Emirates, as well as ensuring their stability. Meanwhile, Italy hoped that peace and stability would take place in the Middle East. He also said that Israel`s suspension of the annexation of part of the West Bank was positive and hoped that Israel would resume talks with the Palestinians for a two-state solution. [108] Spain expressed itself in the same way and welcomed the agreement.

[109] Amira Hass wrote that the agreement was the result of the Palestinian Authority`s continued neglect of relations with the United Arab Emirates. According to hate, diplomatic relations were severed in 2012 by the PLO to deny the UAE`s good relations with Mohammed Dahlan, the political enemy of PLO President Mahmoud Abbas. The PNA`s animosity towards the UAE continued to June 2020, when the PLO rejected aid sent by the UAE during the COVID-19 pandemic, by the grounds that it was it was felt without prior agreement and through an Israeli airport. Hatred is a PLO more concerned with domestic politics than with governance, which contributes to economic decline and strained external relations. [164] But the ”Abraham Accords,” as it is known as the Israel-UAE agreement, represent a significant change in the balance of power in the Middle East and are presented by Trump White House as an important foreign policy coup. You condemned Abraham`s accords as treason. The new agreement breaks a long-standing Arab consensus that the price of normal relations with Israel is the independence of the Palestinians. Tomorrow, the Israeli Parliament will vote on the agreement to normalize relations with the United Arab Emirates. A large majority will accept an extremely positive step towards the Israeli government`s objectives: the maintenance of its systematic violations of international law and the inalienable rights of the Palestinian people. Parliamentarians who believe in justice and equality will vote against this agreement. However, I am afraid that we are a tiny minority.

Mhm. Just a few moments ago, together with two friends, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed of the United Arab Emirates, I made a very special appeal for them to agree on a historic peace agreement. When the UAE began establishing formal relations a year ago, an adviser to Prince Mohammed advised him that the keys should be to treat Israelis as equal neighbours and legitimate residents of the Middle East, and thus to emphasize peace, but to ensure that something is demanded on behalf of the Palestinians in return. , a formula that eventually shaped their approach.