Israel–United Arab Emirates peace agreement

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Location of Israel (blue) and the UAE (red) within the Middle East
US President Donald Trump announces to the media the agreement from the Oval Office at the White House, August 13, 2020

The Israel–United Arab Emirates peace agreement or the Abraham Accord[1] was agreed to by Israel and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on August 13, 2020.

If an agreement is signed, the UAE will be the third Arab country, after Egypt in 1979 and Jordan in 1994, to formally normalize their relationship with Israel,[1][2][3]. It will be the first Persian Gulf country to do so.[4][5]

Israel agreed to suspend plans for the annexation of the West Bank.[6]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Holland, Steve (13 August 2020). "With Trump's help, Israel and the United Arab Emirates reach historic deal to normalize relations". Reuters. Retrieved 13 August 2020. Israel had signed peace agreements with Egypt in 1979 and Jordan in 1994. But the UAE, along with most other Arab nations, did not recognise Israel and had no formal diplomatic or economic relations with it until now. It becomes the first Gulf Arab country to reach such a deal with the Jewish state.
  2. Baker, Peter; Kershner, Isabel; Kirkpatrick, David D. (August 13, 2020). "Israel and United Arab Emirates Strike Major Diplomatic Agreement". New York Times. If fulfilled, the pact would make the Emirates only the third Arab country to have normal diplomatic relations with Israel along with Egypt, which signed a peace agreement in 1979, and Jordan, which signed a treaty in 1994.
  3. Smith, Saphora (August 13, 2020). "Israel, United Arab Emirates agree full normalization of relations". NBC News. Retrieved August 13, 2020. Israel currently has peace deals with only two Arab countries — Egypt and Jordan — where it has fortified embassies. If Israel and the UAE go ahead and sign bilateral agreements, it would be the first time Israel has normalized relations with a Gulf state.
  4. "Israel and UAE announce normalisation of relations with US help". Al Jazeera. August 13, 2020. Retrieved August 13, 2020.
  5. "Israel and UAE strike historic deal to normalise relations". BBC News. August 13, 2020. Retrieved August 13, 2020.
  6. "Israel and United Arab Emirates strike historic peace accord". FT. August 13, 2020. Retrieved August 13, 2020.