Israel, UAE to normalize relations in shift in Mideast politics

Euractiv | Aug 14, 2020 at 9:13 AM
  • Israel and the United Arab Emirates announced on Thursday (13 August) that they will normalise diplomatic ties and forge a broad new relationship, a move that reshapes the order of Middle East politics from the Palestinian issue to the fight against Iran.
  • Officials from the three countries called the accord “historic” and a breakthrough toward peace.
  • “As a result of this diplomatic breakthrough and at the request of President Trump with the support of the United Arab Emirates, Israel will suspend declaring sovereignty” over areas of the West Bank as envisioned in a US plan announced by Trump in January.