Uae And Bahrain Agreement
From the veranda above the south portico, just below Truman`s balcony, Mr. Trump said the agreements were just the beginning. “Today`s signing puts history on a new path and there will be very, very soon other countries” that are concluding similar agreements and ending Israel`s isolation in the region. Only 13 MPs – all on the common list of the Arab majority – voted against the agreement and criticized it as a plan to undermine the Palestinian people. Since the VaE and Bahrain are regional economic centres, the two peace agreements will facilitate the interaction between people between an increasing number of Israeli visitors and hundreds of thousands of foreign workers from all over the Arab and Islamic world – including Iranians, Iraqis, Lebanese, Palestinians and Syrians – whose countries of origin have hostile relations with Israel. , if at all. Even if the process is incrementable, the creation of a space for these populations, for the first time, to interact with each other as real people – away from hostilities, mutual accusations and government propaganda – will have a revolutionary impact on all parties and on regional peace. The new peace agreements address a critical gap in Israel`s previous agreements with Egypt and Jordan. The new peace agreements thus address a critical gap in Israel`s previous agreements with Egypt and Jordan. Of course, the historic peace agreement reached in 1979 with Egypt remains an unassailable reference to ending the Arab-Israeli wars by removing the Arab world`s most populous and powerful nation from the conflict.
Without this decisive change, no further agreement would have been possible between Israel and its Arab neighbours. But this peace – and its 1994 successor with Jordan – remains a cold peace, limited to strong security coordination and a series of economic agreements. Depending on the survival of regimes of dubious longevity, such peace is constantly vulnerable to regional and internal vicissitudes. If a majority of legislators approve the “common communiqué on the establishment of diplomatic, peaceful and friendly relations,” as is generally expected, the agreement will return to cabinet for final ratification. The establishment of diplomatic relations between countries that have never been at war is not, in itself, a step towards peace, unless these agreements contribute to the end of violence, occupation, militarization and human rights violations.