Israel, UAE peace agreement and its impact
The UAE surprised the world by announcing the establishment of normal relations with Israel. In a joint statement on August 13, making it the first Arab country to establish relations with Israel. Israel and UAE peace agreement have wider impact over gulf countries.
The cooperation between Israel and the Gulf states has been going on for many years. This Israel, UAE peace agreement is culminating in the unveiling of the US Middle East. Generally refrained from exposing behind-the-scenes relations between Israel.
Against this backdrop, the announcement of the normalization of relations between Israel and the UAE was clearly a major change.
The UAE’s media focused on highlighting the benefits of the new relationship. Overlooking the delicate issues of normalizing relations with Israel. UAE sought to take credit for ending the Israeli government’s plans to annex the occupied Palestinian territories to Israel. This was a condition of this Israel, UAE peace agreement.
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The UAE has stated that it has agreed to establish relations with Israel on the above condition t. UAE has gained the status of influencing and resolving the affairs of the region. In this regard it has overtaken the traditionally influential countries of the Arab world.
Ambiguity over the annexation of the occupied territories to Israel also gives rise to an alternative narrative. These alternatives raises questions about the UAE’s status and whether it has enough space to allow Israel into these territories.
The UAE has kept its ambitions secret, and has always preferred to help its allies in the region.
UAE has played a more active role in regional conflicts than any other Gulf state. This include Yemen, Libya and Egypt. Its interests extend to the Horn of Africa.
There are some reasons for its intervention in all these conflicts. This include the growing influence of Iran and Turkey and keeping Islamic political movements away from their borders. Because of the monarchy, his and the Saudi royal family’s interests come together in this whole game.
The UAE has been very aggressive towards its allies Saudi Arabia and other Gulf countries. While Saudi Arabia’s attitude has been more cautious. It has preferred to suppress and cool the threats posed by neighboring countries. The current Crown Prince of the United Arab Emirates, Mohammed bin Zayed, has gone a step further. Make every effort to influence and resolve conflicts in the region and beyond.
At one point, the UAE also faced Saudi Arabia in Yemen’s protracted crisis, where it opposed its former ally, the Saudi-backed and internationally recognized Yemeni government headed by Abdul Rabbo Mansour Hari. In contrast, the separatists began supporting the Southern Transitional Council.
Similarly, the Saudi royal family has been gradually moving closer to Israel in recent years, especially in the face of the threat posed by Iran. But the Saudi king and crown prince first wanted to pave the way for it inside the country, as relations with Israel are highly hostile and they do not want their reputation in the region to be tarnished.
Ending the integration of the occupied territories
The Gulf Arab state has used to persuade the West to sign an agreement with Israel. The occupied territories of Jordan have been prevented from merging.
UAE’s Foreign Minister Anwar al-Gargash said that Israel’s plan to annex West Jordan was like a time bomb that could lead to the end of the Palestinian conflict. All possibilities for a state solution will be lost.
The threat to a two-state solution has been averted, Gargash said.
Despite US President Donald Trump’s remarks indicating that a plan to annex West Jordan is not currently under consideration, Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu and key Israeli officials have said that the West Bank Their intentions have not changed, only that they have postponed these plans for the time being.
Netanyahu, in a televised address calling the West Bank by the Hebrew names of Judah and Samara, said there was no change in the US-backed plan to extend Israel’s sovereignty to those areas. Is.
Many media outlets in the Arab world said that Israel had postponed its intentions long before the agreement was signed with the United Arab Emirates, due to political issues within Israel and the political problems facing Benjamin Netanyahu’s government. Became the main reason for the delay.
The Israeli media did not hesitate to say that the agreement broke the tradition of the land for peace and set an example of peace for peace.
The Palestinian Authority called the agreement a betrayal and said it amounted to recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.
The agreement, reached without the participation or trust of the Palestinians, shows that the UAE has no place in resolving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict or in the ground realities.
Crown Prince Muhammad bin Zayed, photo source EPA
On the other hand, it also indicates that there is a tendency in the Gulf countries to change their traditional policy, which some say recognizes the reality of a state solution as predestined. Do it
After all, the UAE’s progress in establishing relations with Israel has changed the balance of power in the region forever.
Probably at the expense of the Palestinians, Abu Dhabi has become a new ally of Israel in the region and has further strengthened its ties with the United States.
Furthermore, taking advantage of his aggressive and pragmatic thinking in domestic and foreign affairs, he played a key role in reshaping regional politics, not only in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict but also in broader issues and regional politics against Iran.