In the evening`s opening remarks, former first lady Michelle Obama called for a new era of empathy and character, saying the restoration of both would require the impeachment of Donald Trump. „This is a black day in the history of Palestine,“ Ahmad Majdalani, a member of the Palestine Liberation Organization`s Executive Committee, said in an interview shortly before the Palestinian ambassador to the EMIRATES was recalled in protest. „This agreement is a complete departure from the Arab consensus. The Palestinian people have not allowed anyone to make concessions to Israel in exchange for anything. For Egypt, the Israeli-Emirati deal is good news, not least because of their shared aversion to Turkey. Cairo is alarmed by Turkish ambitions in Libya and the Eastern Mediterranean and Ankara`s support for the Muslim Brotherhood. And it could strengthen the Egyptian-Emirati hand in Libya against Turkish-backed forces to control the country. This could rearrange the long stalemate in the region and potentially lead other Arab countries to follow suit and forge an increasingly explicit alliance with Israel against their common enemy in Iran, while removing Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu`s explosive annexation plan from the table, at least for now. Just a few moments ago, I had a very special meeting with two friends, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed of the United Arab Emirates, during which they agreed to conclude a historic peace agreement. After 49 years, Israel and the United Arab Emirates will fully normalize diplomatic relations. They will exchange messages and ambassadors and initiate cooperation across a wide range of areas, including tourism, education, healthcare, trade and security. This is a truly historic moment. By united two of America`s closest and most competent partners in the region – some have said this cannot be achieved – this agreement is an important step towards building a more peaceful, secure and prosperous Middle East.
Winners: President Trump and Jared Kushner. For a president less than two months before national elections at the ballot box, the deal represents a welcome foreign policy success for a government that otherwise has little to complain about in international affairs. .