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Kamis, 13 Agustus 2020

Israel and United Arab Emirates agree to historic deal brokered by Donald Trump's US administration - ABC News

Israel has agreed to halt plans to annex parts of the West Bank sought by Palestinians, as part of a deal to engage full diplomatic relations with the United Arab Emirates.

The agreement between Israel and the UAE was brokered by US President Donald Trump's administration.

The announcement makes the UAE the first Gulf Arab state to do so and only the third Arab nation to have active diplomatic ties to Israel.

"Today we usher in a new era of peace between Israel and the Arab world," Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said in a nationally televised statement.

"There is a good chance we will soon see more Arab countries joining this expanding circle of peace."

Mr Trump tweeted a statement from the countries, acknowledging the deal.

He then told reporters in the Oval Office that it was a "truly historic moment".

The recognition grants a rare diplomatic win to Mr Trump ahead of the November election as his efforts to see an end to the war in Afghanistan have yet to come to fruition while efforts to bring peace between Israel and the Palestinians have made no headway.

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Israel and the UAE also have been among Mr Trump's closest foreign allies.

For Israel, the announcement comes after years of suggestions by Mr Netanyahu that his Government enjoys closer ties to Arab nations than publicly acknowledged.

Mr Netanyahu has sought to build settlements on lands sought by the Palestinians and embraced a US proposal that would allow him to annex large parts of the occupied West Bank while granting Palestinians limited autonomy in other areas.

For the UAE, it further burnishes its international campaign to be seen as a beacon of tolerance in the Middle East despite being governed by autocratic rulers.

The skyline of Dubai in the United Arab Emirates.
The UAE is home to skyscraper-studded Dubai and the rolling, oil-rich sand dunes of Abu Dhabi.(Pikist)

For the Palestinians, who have long relied on Arab backing in their struggle for independence, the announcement marked both a win and setback.

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While the deal halts Israeli annexation plans, the Palestinians have repeatedly urged Arab governments not to normalise relations with Israel until a peace agreement establishing an independent Palestinian state is reached.

"Israel got rewarded for not declaring openly what it's been doing to Palestine illegally and persistently since the beginning of the occupation," senior Palestinian official Hanan Ashrawi wrote on Twitter.

"Please don't do us a favour. We are nobody's fig leaf!"

The militant group Hamas, which controls the Gaza Strip, called the deal by the Emiratis "a stabbing in the back of our people".

The joint statement from the US, the UAE and Israel said delegations would meet in the coming weeks to sign deals on direct flights, security, telecommunications, energy, tourism and health care. The two countries also will partner on fighting the coronavirus pandemic.

Among Arab nations, only Egypt and Jordan have active diplomatic ties with Israel.

Egypt made a peace deal with Israel in 1979, followed by Jordan in 1994.

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