Thus Netanyahu, as he has done repeatedly in public and in private, finds himself in a rather familiar defamation of Iranian faults, Iranian misdeeds and how Israel and the Gulf States must ally themselves against this Iranian threat. Otaiba nods. He agrees with everything Netanyahu says. And that`s how you get the superficial impression of being a fairly harmless conversation. The staging of the event seemed to stimulate the scene more than 25 years ago in the same place as when President Bill Clinton negotiated a deal – and an iconic handshake – between Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin and Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat. Mr. Trump said there would be “peace in the Middle East,” a phrase that typically suggests a solution to Israel`s conflict with the Palestinians. Nabil Abu Rudeineh, a senior adviser to President Mahmoud Abbas, read an official statement in which Palestinian leaders rejected the agreement and called it treason against Jerusalem, the Al-Aqsa Mosque and the Palestinians.  The Palestinian Authority (PNA) recalled its ambassador from Abu Dhabi.
  Palestinian leaders also said that Hamas leader called Ismail Haniyeh Abbas and rejected the agreement, which Reuters called a “rare manifestation of unity.”  In a statement, spokeswoman Nancy Pelosi said the agreements were “an important day,” but cautioned against important unanswered questions, including about the F-35. Pelosi said Congress would “monitor and monitor to ensure that Israel can maintain its qualitative military lead in the region,” referring to a term in U.S. law prohibiting regional arms sales that could threaten Israel. An agreement gave considerable impetus when, on 1 July, Israel did not begin the process of annexation of the West Bank, as Mr. Netanyahu had suggested. The Emiratis reported that they took the opportunity to promise a complete normalization of relations if the annexation was removed from the table. It was the subtext of an op-ed published in June by the Emirati ambassador to the United States in Israel`s largest daily newspaper, Yedioth Ahronoth. The Donald J. Trump government, which resigned itself to Israel`s strong desire to expand the country`s formal diplomatic relations with the Arab nations of the Persian Gulf and took over the UAE embassy in the Persian Gulf, oversaw the three-way diplomacy that led to the Abraham Agreement. A4: Contrary to some comments, these agreements are more important to the Arab world than to Israel. Israelis can derive some degree of emotional security from the fact that they feel less isolated in the region and they could benefit from some marginal advantages that they would not otherwise have been able to obtain in their struggle with Iran.
But it will radically change the way Arab states deal with each other and their problems. In many ways, this is a declaration of independence from the Arab world, which it apparently has not concluded to meet one of the challenges they face and lead them into struggles they cannot win. The Emiratis believe that they have the strength and confidence to treat every country in the world bilaterally without 20 other countries supporting them. According to the government of the Emirati Emirates, the agreement “immediately puts an end” to Israeli plans to annex parts of the West Bank and offers Israel and the Palestinians the opportunity to renew negotiations to end their conflict. Israeli officials use the word “suspend.” The difference in language represents the policy that the leader of each country faces. In the case of the United Arab Emirates, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed clearly felt compelled to show that normal relations with the United Arab Emirates were not free for Israelis. For Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, the use of the term “suspend” is an attempt to appease pro-annexist groups and groups that have already criticized the agreement.