United Arab Emirates and Bahrain to sign a peace treaty with Israel in the White House.
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Israel, UAE and Bahrain to sign a peace treaty in the coming minutes, considered to be a historic peace treaty brokered by US President Donald Trump. This is the first time Arab nations have set foot in the White House to sign a peace treaty with Israel, since Egypt in 1979 and Jordan in 1994.
The UAE Foreign Minister, Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Bahrain Foreign Minister Abdullatif al Zayani and Israel leader Benjamin Netanyahu are to sign the historic peace treaty. Donald Trump tweeted ‘HISTORIC day for PEACE in the Middle East.’ He added ‘More countries to follow.’
Up to a few years ago Arab nations maintained unity with each other to stand against Israel to support the Palestinian cause. The sudden shift of support to forming a peace treaty with Israel has prompted anger and threats from countries like Turkey and Iran.
The peace treaties with Israel are dubbed the Abraham Accords, after the Bible character, ‘Abraham’ in Christian faith, ‘Avraham’ in Jewish faith and ‘Ibrahim’ in Muslim faith.
Trump has said that it is ‘dawn of a new Mideast’, as the countries foreign ministers are signing the peace treaty.