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Israel-UAE start diplomatic ties

Date: 14 August 2020 Tags: Miscellaneous

Issue

US President Donald Trump said that the United Arab Emirates and Israel have agreed to establish full diplomatic ties as part of a deal to halt the annexation of occupied land sought by the Palestinians for their future state.

 

Background

The recognition grants a rare diplomatic win to Trump ahead of the November election as his efforts to see an end to the war in Afghanistan have yet to come to fruition.

 

Details

  • The announcement makes the UAE the first Gulf Arab state to do so and only the third Arab nation to have active diplomatic ties to Israel.

  • For Israel, the announcement comes after years of boasting by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that his government enjoys closer ties to Arab nations than publicly acknowledged.

  • For the UAE, it further burnishes its international campaign to be seen as a beacon of tolerance in the Middle East despite being governed by autocratic rulers.

  • It also puts the UAE out first in a regional recognition race among neighbouring Gulf Arab states. And for the Palestinians, who long have relied on Arab backing in their struggle for independence, the announcement marked both a win and setback.

  • Delegations would meet in the coming weeks to sign deals on direct flights, security, telecommunications, energy, tourism and health care. 

  • Among Arab nations, only Egypt and Jordan have active diplomatic ties with Israel. Egypt made a peace deal with Israel in 1979, followed by Jordan in 1994.

  • Mauritania recognized Israel in 1999, but later ended relations in 2009 over the Israel’s war in Gaza at the time.

  • In recent years, ties between Gulf Arab nations and Israel have quietly grown, in part over their shared enmity of Iran and the Lebanese militant group Hezbollah. 

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