Historic Peace Agreement Between Israel and Arab Nations Signed at The White House
President Trump said it is a "dawn of a new Middle East"
President Trump hosted an historic peace deal signing at the South Lawn of the White House on Tuesday. The peace agreement, called the "Abraham Accords" signed by The United States, Israel, United Arab Emirates and Bahrain, marks the first peace agreement in the Middle East in over two decades.
“We’re here this afternoon to change the course of history,” Trump said. “After decades of division and conflict, we mark the dawn of a new Middle East.”
The deal with the three countries means that they will establish embassies in Israel, exchange ambassadors, and normalize economic relations.
“They are going to work together. They are friends,” Trump said.
The deal also moves to open historic sites and holy places in Israel to Muslims, such as the Al Aqsa Mosque.
“The people of the Middle East will no longer allow hatred of Israel to be fomented as an excuse for radicalism or extremism, so important, and they’ll no longer allow the great destiny of their region to be denied,” Trump said.
President Trump joined Prime Minister of Israel Benjamin Netanyahu, Foreign Affairs Minister of the United Arab Emirates Abdullah bin Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, and Foreign Affairs Minister of Bahrain Abdullatif bin Rashid Al Zayan by signing copies of the peace accords in Arabic, English, and in Hebrew.