Yesterday in a historic event for the Middle Eastern nations, Israel signed peace treaties with the UAE and Bahrain. President Trump oversaw the signing of the treaties and said that it is a great stride toward peace for the Middle East and people of all religions and backgrounds. President Trump also said that several more countries are likely to get in on the peace treaties in the future.
These historic treaty signings are a big deal for the entire Middle East region. Ministers from the UAE and Bahrain were at the White House to sign the treaties, and they stated that they are grateful to finally sign them. They have hoped for peace for a long time, and this is a great step forward for their nations. They also praised Trump for helping them to get to this place and said that they are already seeing a change for peace in the Middle East. A big part of the treaty is that Israel will now allow Muslims to visit Islamic Holy sites in the country.
There were positive responses from all sides:
- US President Donald Trump said, “This is an incredible day for the world”.
- Prime Minister of Israel Benjamin Netanyahu said, “To all of Israel’s friends in the Middle East – those who are with us today and those who will join us tomorrow – I say, salaam aleichem, peace unto thee, Shalom”.
- Foreign Minister Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan of UAE said, “We are witnessing today a new trend that will create a new path for the Middle East”.
- Foreign Minister Abdullatif bin Rashid Al Zayani of Bahrain said, “The declaration supporting peace between the Kingdom of Bahrain and the State of Israel is an historic step on the road to genuine and lasting peace, security and prosperity across the region, and for all who live there regardless of religion, sect, ethnicity, or ideology”.