President Trump Negotiates Three Peace Deals in the Middle East
Sudan is the latest country to agree to calm relations with Israel in a recent negotiation brokered by President Trump that brings more peace to the middle east. This is the fourth country to commit to improving relations.
President Trump and his administration brokered diplomatic pacts between Israel and the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain. In a tweet from the President on October 23, he promised more countries would agree to peace deals.
The Abraham Accords with Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates established full diplomatic relations with Israel. Bahrain became the fourth country in the Middle East, joining the UAE, Egypt, and Jordan to recognize Israel since 1948.
Speaking of the deal, Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said, “This is a new era of peace. Peace for peace. Economy for economy. We have invested in peace for many years and now peace will invest in us.”
The White House said, “This move will improve regional security and unlock new opportunities for the people of Sudan, Israel, the Middle East, and Africa.” Along with forming diplomatic relations, the countries will establish embassies and appoint ambassadors to each other.
Previously, middle eastern countries refused to normalize relations amidst Israel and Palestinian territory disputes. Palestinian leaders have criticized the peace deals because they rely on conflict against Israel to support their fight to become an independent state in the West Bank and Gaza Strip.
President Trump is not concerned about Palestinian dissent and expects more nations in the middle east to sign peace deals. “We are talking to the Palestinians, and at the right time they will join”.