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The Jerusalem Post reports on the monumental peace agreement between Israel and the United Arab Emirates:

Israel and the United Arab Emirates reached an historic peace deal on Thursday that will lead to a full normalization of diplomatic relations between the two Middle Eastern nations..

Under the agreement, Israel has agreed to suspend applying sovereignty to areas of the West Bank that it has been discussing annexing.

The agreement was sealed in a phone call on Thursday between Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed, crown prince of Abu Dhabi, and US President Donald Trump. In a statement to the press, Israel had agreed to stop annexation and that in exchange the UAE and Israel “agreed to cooperation and setting a roadmap towards establishing a bilateral relationship.”

US Ambassador to Israel David Friedman, who was in the White House on Thursday, said that “the normalization of relations between Israel and the UAE will make Israel stronger and safer and will likely lead to additional exciting opportunities and incremental prosperity for Israel, its neighbours and the entire region.”


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