The Palestinians called the normalization of relations between the United Arab Emirates and Israel announced Thursday by President Trump a „betrayal.“ The Palestinian Authority immediately withdrew its ambassador from Abu Dhabi. Palestinians are committed to the paradigm that has been a guiding principle for decades, leading them to view any agreement between an Arab state and Israel as a benefit. The Turkish Foreign Ministry condemned the agreement and said the history and people of the Middle East would not forgive or forget what the UAE did and that it was a violation of the 2002 Arab peace initiative. She called the UAE`s behavior hypocritical and added that the Palestinians were right to reject the deal.  President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan later said that Turkey was considering suspending or severing diplomatic relations with the UAE in retaliation and recalling its ambassador from Abu Dhabi.  The Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps warned the UAE that it would face dangerous effects on the deal. Iranian President Hassan Rouhani called the deal a „grave mistake“ and warned the UAE not to allow Israel to be safe in the Gulf. Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif called it a betrayal of Arab and non-Arab countries in the Middle East. A group of protesters with fewer than 100 residents gathered on August 15 outside the UAE embassy in Tehran, chanting „Death for America“ and „Death for Israel.“ Protesters also burned Israel`s flag.  The conservative Kayhan newspaper, whose editor is appointed by Iran`s Supreme Leader, warned that the deal had made the UAE a „legitimate and easy goal.“  A2: There may be more agreements, but I expect them to be, like this one, with countries that weren`t really at war with Israel. A senior Emirati official told me recently that if Israel wanted peace, the only way to get it was to get a deal with the Palestinians, which is clearly not normalization of relations with the UAE and Bahrain. Rather, what is at stake is a collapse of Arab solidarity on the Palestinian issue, which has existed for three-quarters of a century. .