In 2005, Bahrain abandoned its boycott of Israel in exchange for a free trade agreement with the United States.  India welcomed the agreement, saying the two nations were its allies and had always supported peace and prosperity in West Asia. Foreign Minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar had previously said that UAE Foreign Minister Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan had called him to discuss the deal.  Israel and Sudan have agreed to normalize relations and open economic and trade relations, the countries and the United States said Friday. The United States said earlier this week that it would remove Sudan from the list of state sponsors of terrorism under the agreement. Question: Mr. President, you are also trying to remove Sudan from the list of State-sponsored terrorism. The Trump administration`s Middle East policy, drafted by senior presidential adviser Jared Kushner and released in January 2020, endorsed Netanyahu`s plan to annex existing settlements. After Yousef Al Otaiba, the UAE`s ambassador to the United States, wrote an opinion piece in June 2020 warning that annexation would threaten better relations between Israel and the Arab world, Kushner saw an opportunity and stepped in to facilitate the talks. After negotiators reached an agreement, Trump, Netanyahu and Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed held a conference call immediately before an official announcement.  T92    Thursday`s announcement indicated that Israel and the UAE had agreed on a „full normalization of relations“ rather than a formal peace treaty. Do you want to know what we think of the last day of the Bundesliga? Just ask your Alexa device to play the sound of our opinion piece. History has once again been made in the Middle East.
Israel recently signed normalization agreements with two Arab countries, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Bahrain, which are the third and fourth Arab countries to normalize relations with the Jewish state, after Egypt (1979) and Jordan (1994). The Turkish Foreign Ministry condemned the agreement, saying the history and peoples of the Middle East would not forgive or forget what the UAE did, and that it was a violation of the 2002 Arab Peace Initiative. She called the UAE`s behavior hypocritical, adding that the Palestinians were right to reject the deal.  President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan later said turkey was considering suspending or severing diplomatic relations with the UAE in retaliation and recalling its ambassador from Abu Dhabi.  Q Can you explain how this coincides with the normalization agreement with Israel and the (inaudible) negotiations? The normalization agreement between Bahrain and Israel is officially Abraham Accord: Declaration of Peace, Cooperation and Constructive Diplomatic and Friendly Relations, an agreement aimed at normalizing diplomatic and other relations between Bahrain and Israel. .