In a ceremony in the White House Rose Garden this week, Sheikh Abdullah in Zayed (UAE minister) and Benjamin Netanyahu (Israel PM), along with President Trump, signed the Abraham Accord. The object of the Abraham Accord is to restore normal diplomatic ties between the UAE and Israel with the goal of making progress for historic peace in the Middle East
Preceding the historic signing, President Trump called it “an incredible day for the world.”
Prime Minister Netanyahu added, the peace deal “brings hope to all the children of Abraham.”
From the editors of the Wall Street Journal:
Two weeks ago, the first Israeli commercial flight landed in Abu Dhabi from Tel Aviv. Along with a large delegation of Israeli officials and media, it carried a bigger message, written in 2-foot-high letters in three languages on the side of the El Al aircraft: Peace. Shalom. Salaam.
Normalizing ties between the United Arab Emirates and Israel is a historic diplomatic breakthrough and a hopeful sign that progress in the Middle East is possible. Last week came an announcement that Bahrain would also normalize ties with Israel…
Peace in Any Language
In a difficult year in a difficult region, the peace accord is a bright starting point for the Middle East’s future. The U.A.E. and Israel are off to an energetic beginning with cooperation on the coronavirus and technology, space and energy, investment and food security. Emirati young people are learning Hebrew. U.A.E. universities will begin accepting Israeli students. Regular flights will start next year. These and thousands of other small and large steps will carry the message of peace, shalom and salaam throughout the region.