President Donald Trump hosted leaders from Israel, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Bahrain to sign the Abraham Accords peace agreement Tuesday, marking what the administration hopes will lead to real peace in the Middle East.
The UAE and Bahrain are the first Arab states to formalize diplomatic ties with the Jewish state of Israel in decades, and the Trump administration says several other Middle Eastern nations could follow suit. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu represented Israel at the event, alongside UAE Minister of Foreign Affairs Sheikh Abdullah Bin Zayed Al-Nahyan and Bahraini Minister of Foreign Affairs Dr. Abdullatif bin Rashid Al-Zayani, among others.
“We’re here this afternoon to change the course of history,” Trump said in his remarks at the White House. “In Israel’s history there have only been two of these agreements, and now we have achieved two in a single month.”
“There’s gonna be peace in the Middle East,” says Pres Trump in advance of treaty signing by Israel, UAE