August 13 2020 Peace Agreement

On August 13, 2020, a historic peace agreement was signed between the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Israel, marking a major step towards peace in the Middle East.

The agreement, known as the Abraham Accords, was brokered by the United States and signed in a ceremony at the White House. It is the first agreement between Israel and a Gulf Arab state without the resolution of Palestine`s conflict being a prerequisite.

The deal includes the normalization of diplomatic relations between the two countries, the establishment of embassies and the initiation of trade and tourism agreements, cooperation in health, energy, and security sectors and several others.

The agreement is significant in that it represents a significant shift in regional dynamics, with a growing number of Arab countries beginning to openly acknowledge Israel`s existence and seek closer ties.

The UAE becomes the third Arab country to establish diplomatic relations with Israel, following Egypt in 1979 and Jordan in 1994.

The deal has been praised by many as a positive step towards peace in the Middle East, despite it being met with criticism from the Palestinian leadership, who argue that it betrays their struggle for statehood.

Overall, the Abraham Accords represent a promising new chapter in Middle Eastern relations and offer hope for a more peaceful and prosperous region.