The United States, Israel, the U.A.E, Bahrain, and Morocco’s diplomats to the United Nations met in New York on Monday. This meeting happened to commemorate the one-year milestone of the adoption of the Trump-led Abraham Treaties and agreements.
It Was, Perhaps, One of Trump’s Biggest Achievements
On September 15, 2020, Israel finalized the Abraham Treaties and agreements with the UAE and Bahrain at the White House. Morocco became a signatory to the Pacts in December. The Sudanese delegate was conspicuously absent from Monday’s ceremony. Sudan’s reconciliation agreement was met with fierce criticism within the country.
U.S. Representative to the United Nations Linda Thomas-Greenfield commended the Abraham Accords participants for changing “ink on a paper” into “real advancements between nations” at the ceremony. This ceremony took place at Israel’s U.N. office at Manhattan’s Center of Jewish Ancestry.
President Donald Trump on Tuesday celebrated the signing of the “Abraham Accords,” a peace deal between Israel and Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates brokered by the United States. https://t.co/kim5DSQiPs
— Breitbart News (@BreitbartNews) September 15, 2020
She cited a number of recent achievements made possible by the agreements, such as the establishment of offices, the creation of regular flights between the nations, and the commemoration of Holocaust Memorial Day.
No Credit to Anything Trump
According to the Times of Israel, Thomas-Greenfield avoided using the word “Abraham Accords” intentionally. This happened in order to differentiate the present government from Trump, who originated the term.
A year ago, a territory longing for change, a place weary of war and violence, and with unlimited unrealized talent was given a chance to transform the course of its history, said Gilad Erdan, Israeli Ambassador to the United Nations.
Today, we honor the historic accords and the crucial role that the United States played and keeps playing in their success, for which we express our gratitude. The fact that the Pacts have such broad bipartisan support attests to their significance, he continued.
The reasonable Middle Eastern countries must join to handle our common difficulties, such as global warming, and build a multinational alliance to control our common threats, Erdan added, referring to Iran in particular.
An alliance like this may share information and intelligence and even work on defensive measures. Can you envision Israeli missile systems like Iron Dome safeguarding the airspace of new Arab partners — perhaps even Saudi Arabia at some point in the future?
— Abraham Accords Peace Institute (@Peace_Accords) September 14, 2021
Maybe even the Palestinians (when they witness the advantages of [their] stability and the wealth it brings) will eventually consider these Treaties and agreements as a chance and not a threat, Erdan said. Later, he added that the Palestinians would do well to follow the lead of those Arab states.
Subsequently, Erdan told the publication the present Israeli state believes differently [about the two-state resolution] and thinks it is not presently attainable. He then said that even when the Biden government talks with them, they recognize that it is not convenient.
The Palestinians were virtually ignored by UAE Ambassador Lana Nusseibah, Bahraini Envoy Jamal Al Rowaiei, and Moroccan Diplomat Omar Hilale. These folks instead focused on the recently founded links and the increasing Jewish communities in their respective nations.