August 13, 2020

Israel and UAE to normalise ties in ‘historic’ US-brokered deal

Dubai (AFP) – Israel and the UAE agreed Thursday to normalise relations in a landmark US-brokered deal, only the third such accord the Jewish state has struck with an Arab nation.The agreement, first announced by US President Donald Trump on Twitter, will see Israel halt its plan to annex large parts of the occupied West Bank, according to the UAE.”HUGE breakthrough” Trump tweeted Thursday, calling it a “Historic Peace Agreement between our two GREAT friends”.Establishing diplomatic ties between Israel and Washington’s Middle East allies, including the wealthy conservative Gulf monarchies, is …


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