TRUMPS SAYS UAE AND ISRAEL WILL ESTABLISH TIES
President Trump announced that Israel and the United Arab Emirates would establish “full normalization of relations” and that in exchange, Israel would forgo for now “declaring sovereignty” over occupied West Bank territory.
Israel and the United Arab Emirates reached a landmark accord sealed by President Trump on Thursday that could presage a broader realignment in the region as the two agreed to “full normalization of relations” in exchange for Israel suspending annexation of occupied West Bank territory.
In a surprise announcement at the White House after a three-way phone call with Israeli and Emirati leaders, Mr. Trump said the deal would lead to greater cooperation on investment, tourism, security, technology, energy, and other areas.
At the same time, the two countries move to allow regular direct passenger flights, open embassies, and trade ambassadors for the first time.