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Israel Agreement

According to Hannu Juusola [fi] at the University of Helsinki, the agreement meant that the Palestinians would think that the United Arab Emirates would put its own interests ahead of those of the Palestinians, who always assumed that Arab countries would not sign peace agreements with Israel until Palestinian rights were guaranteed. [34] Perhaps most striking is that the agreement deals with international law and UN resolutions on “international agreements”. What about Resolution 2334 on the illegality of Israeli settlements? Or Resolution 478, which asks all countries to transfer their diplomatic representatives outside Jerusalem? What about the UN Charter, which calls on countries to “take effective collective measures to prevent and eliminate threats to peace”? Trump and Netanyahu undermine the whole idea of a rules-based world order. As part of the agreement, Morocco will establish full diplomatic relations and resume official contacts with Israel, grant flights over its territory and grant all Israelis direct flights to and from Israel. Trump`s agreement to change U.S. policy toward Western Sahara has been the linchpin of Morocco`s approval and a major abandonment of a largely neutral position. The first is the strengthening of multi-party support for U.S.-UAE relations in Washington to ensure their sustainability for the future. Among Democrats, Abu Dhabi`s close union with the Trump administration and participation in the war in Yemen have damaged the country`s carefully maintained image. At the same time, hawkish Republicans could raise their eyebrows over the UAE`s close cooperation with China on technology and defense – perhaps the thorniest points in the rivalry between the United States and China – and the UAE talks with Iran over managing the COVID 19 crisis and easing tensions in the Gulf. The standardization agreement with Israel is a double assurance for the United Arab Emirates vis-à-vis Washington: the agreement is called the “Abraham Agreement” to present normalization as a triumph of interfaith peace and tolerance. This framework aims to restore the favor of the United Arab Emirates among the moderate Democrats who support Israel and who have been disturbed by the great gap between the values between the United States and its Gulf allies, while giving a sitting Republican president an electoral boost against a Democrat challenger, perhaps less forgiving.

And if the deal helps Trump`s re-election, it will probably be even more favorable to Abu Dhabi. Israel may finally find that the greatest advantage of this agreement is the result of its own concession: Prime Minister Netanyahu`s agreement to stop the annexation. The plan to disintegrate parts of the West Bank was ill-conceived and would likely have resulted in unpaid economic, political and security costs at a time when Israel is facing a coronavirus crisis, the resulting economic devastation and Iran`s nuclear and conventional threats.