Historic Peace Deal Signed 5.0
October 1, 2020 | View PDF
The Historic “Abraham Accords” Peace Deal was signed at the White House on Tuesday September 15th, 2020 between Israel, The United Arab Emirates and Bahrain. The Middle East will never be the same.
President Trump signed the documents as the official witness. This is only the second such deal in the history of Israel in which Arab countries formally recognized Israel’s right to exist. The Deal would not have been possible without the intervention and negotiation skills of President Trump. The President has even received a nomination for the Nobel Peace Prize for his leadership role in this treaty.
Under the Abraham Accords, Israel, the United Arab Emirates, and Bahrain will establish embassies, exchange ambassadors and cooperate as partners across a wide range of sectors including tourism, trade, health care, security. These Accords also open the door for Muslims around the world to visit historic sites in Israel and to peacefully pray at al-Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem, the third holiest site in Islam.
President Trump began to pave the way for this historic agreement by ignoring conventional wisdom by not making an easy first trip as President. Presidents usually visit a North American ally, usually Canada. Instead in 2017 President Trump took the bull by the horns and made the difficult first foreign trip to Saudi Arabia where he met with 54 leaders of Arab and Muslim-majority nations. This trip set the stage for Tuesday's breakthrough peace agreement.
In Riyadh, President Trump delivered a speech urging the Muslim world to unite against terrorism. "My message that day was very simple: I urged the nations of the Middle East to set aside their differences, unite against the common enemy of civilization, and work together toward the noble aims of security and prosperity," President Trump said Tuesday on the White House South Lawn just prior to the signing of the accords. "I offered America's friendship. I offered America's help. But, I said clearly that the nations of the regions had to decide what kind of a future they wanted for their children, and for their families, and for their nation itself. No one could make that choice for them. They had to do that themselves."
Trump's work on the accords also came after he bucked the foreign policy establishment and moved the U.S embassy to Jerusalem from Tel Aviv in 2018. The President called the Embassy move “a long-overdue step to advance the peace process and to work towards a lasting agreement.”
The Embassy move was one of his key campaign promises. When he actually made the announcement, it was met with howls of protest from so called experts in the swamp. These experts included former Obama CIA Director John Brennan and former Obama Secretary of State John Kerry, who currently serves as a Biden foreign policy advisor.
This is what Brennan predicted in 2018: 'By moving the Embassy to Jerusalem, Trump...destroyed the US peacemaker role.' People actually pay John Brennan money for his expertise" wrote Michael Doran, a senior fellow at the Hudson Institute.
Doran also noted that "Kerry made a similarly dire prediction but two years earlier. If Trump were to move the embassy to Jerusalem, 'You’d have an explosion. An absolute explosion in the region.” So much for Kerry’s knowledge and judgement on the Middle East.
In sharp contrast to these dire predictions President Trump stated the reality of this historic event: "Together, these agreements will serve as the foundation for a comprehensive peace across the entire region, something which nobody thought was possible certainly not in this day and age — maybe in many decades from now — but one founded on shared interests, mutual respect, and friendship,"
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called Tuesday's accords a "pivot of history." "It heralds a new dawn of peace," he said. "For thousands of years, the Jewish people have prayed for peace. And this is why, today, we're filled with such profound gratitude.”
Senior Presidential Advisor Jarrod Kushner, who was instrumental in laying the groundwork for this historic deal, added “this is the beginning of the end of the Israel-Arab conflict.”
The entire civilized world owes President Trump a big thank you for a job well done. The President should receive a unanimous Nobel Peace Prize for this herculean effort.