Instead of starting World War III like the Left said he would, President Trump has made major steps towards peace in the turbulent Middle East by brokering landmark deals between Israel and two of their long-time adversaries.
On Tuesday, the president witnessed the signing of the “Abraham Accords” between Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Emirati Foreign Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed al Nahyan, and Bahrain’s Foreign Minister Abdullatif al Zayani.
The signing makes official the two peace deals reached over the past month that normalizes relations between Israel and the United Arab Emirates, as well as, Bahrain. In addition to opening the door to economic relations, the Arab countries also agreed to recognize Israel as a sovereign nation.
Trump declared that the agreement between the three Middle Eastern leaders marks the “dawn of a new Middle East.”
Speaking from the balcony over the South Lawn, the president said, “We’re here this afternoon to change the course of history. After decades of division and conflict, we mark the dawn of a new Middle East.”
“Thanks to the great courage of the leaders of these three countries, we take a major stride toward a future in which people of all faiths and backgrounds live together in peace and prosperity,” he continued.
The Middle Eastern leaders agreed that the mutual agreements are vital in pursuing peace in the war-torn region.
Netanyahu praised the groundbreaking accords as a move that “will eventually expand to include other Arab states.” He continued, “Ultimately it can end the Arab-Israeli conflict once and for all.”
Al-Zayani described the significance of the deal for the future of the endless war between the Hamas leadership of Palestine and the Jewish state. “It is now incumbent upon us to work urgently and actively to bring about lasting peace our peoples deserve,” he proclaimed.
“A just, comprehensive and enduring two-state solution to the Palestinian-Israeli conflict will be the foundation, the bedrock of such peace,” said Al-Zayani.
The Abraham Accords are the first peace deals any Arab country has signed with Israel in over 25 years, since Jordan normalized relations with the Jewish state in 1994. 15 years prior to that, Egypt was the last to recognize Israel in 1979.
Needless to say, Arab-Israeli agreements are few and far between.
For President Trump to strike not one, but two such agreements between the Gulf States and Israel is monumental progress in the quest for peace. That’s not including the Kosovo-Serbia deal, which also recognized Israel as a state and moved Serbia’s embassy to Jerusalem. The president is more than deserving of the two Nobel Peace Prize nominations he is up for after brokering the historic accords.