“Who would have ever dreamed that there would be a peace agreement with an Arab country without us going back to the 1967 borders,” Netanyahu said. “Israel and the United Arab Emirates are two of the most advanced countries in the world, and together we can change the region.” The two nations agreed to normalize relations by allowing travel, trade and, finally, the opening of diplomatic offices. Representatives of the two countries will meet soon to begin signing agreements, he said in a joint statement. Despite the lack of official reaction, the hashtag “normalization is a betrayal” began to become fashionable after the announcement, especially among young Saudi activists.  On 19 August, Saudi Foreign Minister Fayçal bin Farhan Al Saud said that the agreement could be considered positive, but that his country would not be able to normalize relations until peace with the Palestinians was signed, as part of the Arab peace initiative, we hope.  Palestinians expressed anger at the agreements by firing rockets from Gaza at Israel during the ceremony at the White House. Prime Minister Netanyahu said there was “no change” in plans to cancel parts of the West Bank if approved by the United States, but added that they would be temporarily suspended.  Prior to the agreement, the plan to annex the West Bank by 30% had already been frozen, with the majority of Israelis and government coalition partners Benny Gantz rejecting the plan. Hundreds of thousands of Israeli settlers live in the territories, in addition to Palestinians who in practice were under Israeli control.  The Minister of Defence, who had just completed the meeting with the new head of the Central Command of the Israeli Armed Forces, Major General Tamir Yadai, prior to the briefing, said that he did not expect there to be an outbreak of large-scale Palestinian violence in response to the standardization agreements with the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain. The release was probably designed to respond to criticism that insulted him for flying to the United States for the ceremony, as Israel was about to face a major health emergency and a second blockade. The VaE and Bahrain have a history of suppressing differences of opinion and critical public opinion, but there are signs that the agreements are not as popular or well received as in Israel. Neither country sent its head of state and government to sign the agreements with Netanyahu.
“The United Arab Emirates is so happy and privileged to play a role of peace.” Ahead of today`s signing ceremony #UAEIsrael #PeaceAccord, UAE Foreign Minister HH Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed highlights the positive effects of the agreement on the region. @MoFAICUAE @OFMUAE pic.twitter.com/n7C8bmW10I The Trump administration also had to deny that it had agreed to sell F-35 fighter jets from the United States to the United Arab Emirates for the Emirati to have a condition of Tuesday`s agreement. WASHINGTON – Israel and two Arab nations signed agreements at the White House on Tuesday to normalize relations, a step toward a reorientation of the Middle East, but one that does not address the future of the Palestinians. Response to a petition calling to bar the agreements from going in effect if they are not approved by the cabinet or Knesset, the Prime Minister`s Office said Monday that the normalization agreement with the UAE will go into effect once it voted on by the parliament. The normalization agreement between Israel and the United Arab Emirates, officially the Abraham Peace Agreement: Peace Treaty, Diplomatic Relations and Complete Normalization between the United Arab Emirates and the State of Israel, was initially agreed in a joint declaration of the United States, Israel and the United Arab Emirates (United Arab Emirates) on August 13, 2020, officially called the Abraham Agreement.  The United Arab Emirates was the third Arab country after Egypt in 1979 and Jordan in 1994 to agree to formally normalize relations with Israel, as well as the first Country in the Persian Gulf to do so.   At the same time, Israel has agreed to suspend plans to annex parts of the West Bank. [