Washington calls on other Arab countries to normalize with Israel


  On the first anniversary of the normalization agreements (Getty)</p><div><p>The US Secretary of State called <a target="_blank" href="https://www.alaraby.co.uk/politics/%D8%A8%D9%84%D9%8A%D9%86%D9%83%D9%86-%D9%8A%D8%AC%D8%AA%D9%85%D8%B9-%D8%A8%D9%88%D8%B2%D8%B1%D8%A7%D8%A1-%D8%AE%D8%A7%D8%B1%D8%AC%D9%8A%D8%A9-%D8%A5%D8%B3%D8%B1%D8%A7%D8%A6%D9%8A%D9%84-%D9%88%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%A5%D9%85%D8%A7%D8%B1%D8%A7%D8%AA-%D9%88%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%A8%D8%AD%D8%B1%D9%8A%D9%86-%D9%88%D8%A7%D9%84%D9%85%D8%BA%D8%B1%D8%A8" title="أنتوني بلينكن" rel="noopener">Anthony Blinken</a>Today, Friday, other Arab countries agreed to recognize Israel, during his meeting with his Emirati, Bahraini, Moroccan and Israeli counterparts on the first anniversary of the normalization agreements concluded by the three Arab countries with Israel.<br/>"We will encourage more countries to follow the example of the UAE, Bahrain and Morocco (...) We want to expand the circle of peaceful diplomacy," Blinken said during an online meeting with the four ministers.<br/>On Tuesday, Avi Berkowitz, the former Middle East envoy who helped broker normalization deals with Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner, wrote on Twitter: "Thank you to the Biden administration, and specifically Secretary Blinken, for their support. <a target="_blank" href="https://www.alaraby.co.uk/search?search_api_fulltext=%D8%A3%D8%A8%D8%B1%D8%A7%D9%87%D8%A7%D9%85&field_publish_date%5Bmin%5D=&field_publish_date%5Bmax%5D=&sort_by=search_api_relevance" title="اتفاقات أبراهام" rel="noopener">Abraham Agreements</a>".


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Sudan, whose civilian government made a pledge to Trump to proceed with normalizing relations with the Israeli occupation, before its momentum was curbed by popular opposition, was absent from Friday’s meeting.

Today, Friday, Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett, in a tweet on Twitter, praised the normalization agreements between the Israeli occupation state and the UAE and Bahrain, known as the “Abraham Accords”, on the occasion of the one-year anniversary of the signing of these agreements. Bennett described the agreements as “a new chapter and a breakthrough for peace in the Middle East.”

Bennett said in his tweet, “The State of Israel will continue to develop and deepen relations between countries, as well as relations with additional countries in the region. Israel welcomes the signing of strategic agreements between it and the UAE and Bahrain. I would like to thank the leadership of the UAE and Bahrain, which enabled the establishment of diplomatic relations between us, and the US administration.” that led, supported and charted the ways for the success of these agreements.

(AFP, The New Arab)


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