This is huge news and an answer to the prayers of millions.
I was always told by a respected pastor and different members of my community that whenever you cast a vote for a President make sure the candidate you are voting for supports Israel. Trump definitely has my vote!
The President announced on Twitter that he had a meeting with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel and Sheikh Mohammed Zayed the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, which ended up in a monumental agreement to start having normalization between the two countries.
Joint Statement of the United States, the State of Israel, and the United Arab Emirates pic.twitter.com/oVyjLxf0jd
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 13, 2020
HUGE breakthrough today! Historic Peace Agreement between our two GREAT friends, Israel and the United Arab Emirates!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 13, 2020
Israel and the United Arab Emirates reach historic deal, aimed at normalising relations between the nations https://t.co/MiE0oIheeQ
— BBC Breaking News (@BBCBreaking) August 13, 2020
During a call with President Trump and Prime Minister Netanyahu, an agreement was reached to stop further Israeli annexation of Palestinian territories. The UAE and Israel also agreed to cooperation and setting a roadmap towards establishing a bilateral relationship.
— محمد بن زايد (@MohamedBinZayed) August 13, 2020
Fox News had this to say about the peace agreement between Israel and UAE:
President Trump on Thursday announced what he called a “Historic Peace Agreement” between Israel and the United Arab Emirates, saying they agreed to “full normalization of relations.”
“HUGE breakthrough today! Historic Peace Agreement between our two GREAT friends, Israel and the United Arab Emirates!” Trump tweeted Thursday morning.
The president, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the United Arab Emirates Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed released a joint statement Thursday, after the three spoke “and agreed to the full normalization of relations between Israel and the United Arab Emirates.” The statement said that the “diplomatic breakthrough” was at “the request of President Trump,” and that Israel will “suspend declaring sovereignty over areas outlined in the President’s Vision for Peace and focus its efforts now on expanding ties with other countries in the Arab and Muslim world.”
Israel and the UAE also said they will continue their efforts to “achieve a just, comprehensive and enduring resolution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.”
“This historic diplomatic breakthrough will advance peace in the Middle East region and is a testament to the bold diplomacy and vision of the three leaders and the courage of the United Arab Emirates and Israel to chart a new path that will unlock the great potential in the region,” the statement read. “All three countries face many common challenges and will mutually benefit from today’s historic achievement.”
Delegations from Israel and the UAE are expected to meet in the coming weeks to “sign bilateral agreements regarding investment, tourism, direct flights, security, telecommunications, technology, energy, healthcare, culture, the environment, the establishment of reciprocal embassies, and other areas of mutual benefit.” “Opening direct ties between two of the Middle East’s most dynamic societies and advanced economies will transform the region by spurring economic growth, enhancing technological innovation, and forging closer people-to-people relations,” the statement also read.
Trump on Thursday said he had a call with Israel and the United Arab Emirates. The president told reporters Israel and the UAE will “begin cooperation across the board,” along with exchanging embassies and ambassadors. The president said he expected other countries to follow the UAE’s lead on this effort to cooperate with Israel going forward.
— Team Trump (Text TRUMP to 88022) (@TeamTrump) August 13, 2020
Today is an historic day. After vigorous diplomatic outreach by President @realDonaldTrump, Israeli Prime Minister @netanyahu and Emirati Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Zayed have signed an agreement to fully normalize relations between their two great nations.
— Secretary Pompeo (@SecPompeo) August 13, 2020
CBS News had this to say about the normalization between Israel and UAE:
WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump announced Thursday the United Arab Emirates and Israel had agreed to reestablish diplomatic relations, a potentially historic agreement and a rare foreign policy win for the president during an election year.
As part of the deal, Israel agreed to halt its controversial plan to annex parts of the West Bank, land that Palestinians see as vital to their hopes of a future state.
In a statement released by the White House, the two governments said the agreement was reached during a call Thursday between Trump, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed, crown prince of Abu Dhabi.
The joint statement said the countries “agreed to the full normalization of relations between Israel and the United Arab Emirates,” and the two countries would sign a series of bilateral deals on everything from investment to tourism to security.
In a pair of tweets, Netanyahu called it a “historic day,” while Bin Zayed highlighted Israel’s agreement to “stop further Israeli annexation of Palestinian territories.”
With the annexation plan paused, Israel will instead “focus its efforts now on expanding ties with other countries in the Arab and Muslim world,” the joint statement says.
Trump officials and other experts said the agreement could usher in a broader rapproachement between Israel and its Arab neighbors.
“Israel’s broader acceptance in the region is good for Israel and good for American interests in the Middle East, and we hope that other countries will follow suit,” the Israeli Policy Forum, a group focused on building support in the U.S. for a two-state solution, said in a statement Thursday.
The agreement makes the UAE only the third Arab nation to have active diplomatic ties with Israel. The other two are Egypt and Jordan.
“It’s an enormous historic step forward,” Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told reporters traveling with him in Europe. “It’s really good news.”
Pompeo argued the development could boost Trump’s Middle East peace plan, which had been widely seen as dead on arrival.
“I hope the Palestinians will see this for what it is … a historic opportunity for the Middle East to be stable and peaceful,” Pompeo said.
— WION (@WIONews) August 13, 2020
This peace agreement is a major step for furthering Israel’s relationship with other Arab nations.
This is truly a historic moment in history!
“Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: they shall prosper that love the” (Psalm 122:6-7)