On September 11th, a day all Americans will always remember for the horrific terrorist attack on New York City’s Twin Towers, President Trump is taking another step forward to establish peace in the Middle East. After almost two decades of the United State’s involvement in wars in the region, President Trump has promised the American people to “end endless wars,” but to do that, there has to be relations between the leaders. And President Trump is doing so by brokering historic peace deals between countries with tense relations.
President Trump announced today that Bahrain has agreed to a peace deal with Israel, making it the second Arab country to join Egypt and Jordan in formalizing a relationship between the two countries. On Twitter, President Trump wrote, “Another HISTORIC breakthrough today! Our two GREAT friends Israel and the Kingdom of Bahrain agree to a Peace Deal- the second Arab country to make peace with Israel in 30 days!”
In a joint statement between the United States, Israel, and Bahrain, the statement said, “This is a historic breakthrough to further peace in the Middle East. Opening direct dialogue and ties between these two dynamic societies and advanced economics will continue the positive transformation of the Middle East and increase stability, security, and prosperity in the region.”
The statement also credited the United Arab Emirates for setting a positive example towards normalizing relations with Israel. The statement said, “The parties commend the United Arab Emirates and Crown Prince Sheikh bin Mohammed bin Zayed for his leadership on August 13, 2020, in announcing full diplomatic relations with Israel.”
King Hamad and Prime Minister Netanyahu acclaimed Trump for his involvement in negotiating the deal, praising the president for “his dedication to peace in the region, his focus on shared challenges, and the pragmatic and unique approach he has taken to bringing their nations together.”
The Kingdom of Bahrain has been invited to the UAE-Israel accord signing at the White House on September 15th, and they have accepted the invitation to attend.