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Jose Garcia

(2,695 posts)
Thu Aug 13, 2020, 11:04 AM Aug 2020

President Trump says UAE to open diplomatic ties with Israel

Source: Associated Press

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — President Donald Trump said on Thursday 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.

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.

Trump tweeted a statement from the countries, acknowledging the deal. He then told reporters in the Oval Office that it was “a truly historic moment.”

“Now that the ice has been broken I expect more Arab and Muslim countries will follow the United Arab Emirates,” he said.

Read more: https://apnews.com/abcb0ed9a84e2d3da7d87c28641ccc21?utm_medium=AP&utm_source=Twitter&utm_campaign=SocialFlow

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President Trump says UAE to open diplomatic ties with Israel (Original Post) Jose Garcia Aug 2020 OP
Because no one wants him as a middle man. LakeArenal Aug 2020 #1
This RainCaster Aug 2020 #2
Technically it was a joint statement by Trump, Netanyahu, and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed Calista241 Aug 2020 #7
Sounds nice, gab13by13 Aug 2020 #10
A welcome development and step in the right direction. Devil Child Aug 2020 #3
Just thank Obama Lithos Aug 2020 #14
Trump will try to take credit somehow for this. The UAE says Israel agreed to suspend still_one Aug 2020 #4
Trump was advocating more annexation a few months ago. LastDemocratInSC Aug 2020 #15
Yeah, like he had ANYTHING to do with it! Or his pompous S.O.S. Pompeo, fool that he is too! machoneman Aug 2020 #5
Watching Trump now on TV left-of-center2012 Aug 2020 #6
James Wood is already calling for a Nobel Peace Prize. NT mahatmakanejeeves Aug 2020 #8
So he thinks he's found his way to a Nobel at last Maeve Aug 2020 #9
Good to know. Any positives in that Roc2020 Aug 2020 #11
Is this an August surprise? question everything Aug 2020 #12
Trying once again to capitalize on Obama's work Lithos Aug 2020 #13

Calista241

(5,591 posts)
7. Technically it was a joint statement by Trump, Netanyahu, and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed
Thu Aug 13, 2020, 11:34 AM
Aug 2020
https://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-53770859

As much as I hate Trump, this is big news, and a step in a positive direction for middle east peace.
 

Devil Child

(2,728 posts)
3. A welcome development and step in the right direction.
Thu Aug 13, 2020, 11:26 AM
Aug 2020

That means Trump must’ve had zero involvement in this.

still_one

(93,403 posts)
4. Trump will try to take credit somehow for this. The UAE says Israel agreed to suspend
Thu Aug 13, 2020, 11:26 AM
Aug 2020

Palestinian annexation plans as part of this recognition





LastDemocratInSC

(3,701 posts)
15. Trump was advocating more annexation a few months ago.
Thu Aug 13, 2020, 03:25 PM
Aug 2020

This may be a deal between Israel and UAE alone and they are including the US now as a formality.

left-of-center2012

(34,195 posts)
6. Watching Trump now on TV
Thu Aug 13, 2020, 11:33 AM
Aug 2020

He said he wanted to name it "The Donald J. Trump Peace Accord" (seriously)

There are about 12 staff around him, each given an opportunity by Trump to praise Trump and say what a great leader he is.
Kushner went on for so long I thought Trump was going to stop him, but it was a praise for der Leader.

mahatmakanejeeves

(58,675 posts)
8. James Wood is already calling for a Nobel Peace Prize. NT
Thu Aug 13, 2020, 11:40 AM
Aug 2020

If I post the tweet, someone will alert on this post.

Maeve

(42,453 posts)
9. So he thinks he's found his way to a Nobel at last
Thu Aug 13, 2020, 11:47 AM
Aug 2020

By getting two of his buddies to announce what may or may not ever change a thing....

Lithos

(26,418 posts)
13. Trying once again to capitalize on Obama's work
Thu Aug 13, 2020, 01:19 PM
Aug 2020

The first connections started in 2009 after Obama took office. UAE has long recognized Israel as a nation. There has been a diplomatic mission in Abu Dhabi since 2015. The two work extensively together against Iran.

https://www.wikiwand.com/en/Israel%E2%80%93United_Arab_Emirates_relations

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