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October 1, 2021

Peace Agreement Signed Yesterday

Filed under: Uncategorized — Mark Baker @ 1:57 pm

Following the Protocol agreed between the Parties in Abu Dhabi on 1 September 2020, the Parties shall cooperate to rapidly deepen and expand bilateral investment relations and give high priority to the conclusion of financial and investment agreements, while recognising the key role of these agreements for the economic development of the Parties and the Middle East as a whole. The Parties reaffirm their commitment to protect investors, consumers, market integrity and financial stability and to comply with all applicable regulatory standards. Recognizing their common objective of promoting regional economic development and trade in goods and services, the Parties shall endeavour to promote cooperation within the framework of strategic regional infrastructure projects and shall consider the establishment of a multilateral working group on the project “Towards Regional Peace”. Trump, who was speaking with Fox News before the peace signing ceremony, said the normalization agreements would put pressure on the Palestinians to also come to the negotiating table, or else they would be “left in the cold.” Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu denied authorizing the U.S. sale of the advanced fighter jets to the UAE as part of the deal, although reports in Israel and the United States indicate he had agreed. U.S. officials said the sale was possible as they promised to maintain Israel`s military advance in the region. The White House also releases the full text of the (longer) Israel-UAE agreement, which contains the same language about Palestinians as the Bahrain declaration. The Trump administration also had to deny that it had agreed to sell American-made F-35 fighter jets to the United Arab Emirates, that the UAE would have set a condition for Tuesday`s deal. But analysts have found that Kushner`s original goal of a deal between Israel and the Palestinians is further away than ever, months after Palestinian leaders declared a peace plan he worked out for years to be dead on arrival. The missiles arrived during the signing of normalization agreements between Israel, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain in Washington, DC. Even after the signing of the peace treaties, the specific texts of the agreements have yet to be published.

Gargash said at a press conference that delegations from the two countries will meet in the coming weeks to sign agreements in areas such as investment, direct flights, security and cooperation in the fight against the coronavirus, before culminating in the establishment of embassies. Netanyahu stresses that “force eventually brings peace.” Aida Touma-Sliman, MK of the Joint List, commented on Twitter: “There were no Palestinians on the White House lawn tonight – it`s not peace.” The bilateral agreements formalize the normalization of Israel`s already thawed relations with the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain, in line with their common opposition to Iran. But the agreements do not address decades of conflict between Israel and the Palestinians, who see the pacts as a stab by their fellow Arabs and a betrayal of their cause for a Palestinian state. Representatives of two rival Jewish communities in Dubai are in Washington to attend the signing ceremony of the normalization agreement between the United Arab Emirates and Israel. Israeli expatriates chant in response “Yes for peace, no for corruption.” The Parties shall strengthen and strengthen their cooperation in the fields of innovation, trade and economic relations so that the dividends of peace are felt in all their societies. . . .

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