Significance Of Israel Uae Agreement

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. [80] 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. [80] 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. [72] 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.“ [73] 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. .