October 15, 2020
Israel’s Knesset on Thursday voted overwhelmingly in favor of the U.S.-brokered peace agreement between Israel and the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
Israeli lawmakers voted 80 to 13 to approve the historical deal, paving the way for peace and an economic relationship between the two nations. The UAE is the third Arab country to recognize the State of Israel, following the leads of Egypt and Jordan, who recognized it in 1979 and 1994 respectively.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s cabinet, according to U.S. Ambassador to Israel David Friedman and the Jerusalem Post, has unanimously okayed the agreement.
After unanimous approval in the cabinet, Israel – UAE peace now approved by an overwhelming margin in the Knesset. We are so gratified by the warm reception that both nations have given to this diplomatic breakthrough. #AbrahamAccords
— David M. Friedman (@USAmbIsrael) October 15, 2020
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