Israel-UAE-Bahrain Normalization Deal Has Created a New Middle East
- Israel-UAE-Bahrain Normalization Deal Has Created a New Middle East
by YAAKOV KATZ , https://www.jpost.com/
It shows what can be achieved when countries that for over 70 years failed to find common ground, come together in a show of peace, normalization and solidarity.
A new Middle East. That is what was created on Tuesday at the Israel-UAE-Bahrain normalization deal signed at the White House. It is a new Middle East because what Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu did with the foreign ministers of the UAE and Bahrain was to create not just a new reality that brings stability to the region against the looming threat from Iran, but it also presents the world with a new vision of what is possible.
It shows what can be achieved when countries who for over 70 years failed to find common ground, come together in a show of peace, normalization and solidarity. What the UAE and Bahrain essentially did on Tuesday was to abandon the ways of the past, which mandated a rejection of Israel, a rejection of normalization with the Jewish state and a rejection of peace.
What they also did was to help fulfill the dream and aspirations of what Israelis have always yearned for: to be accepted as equals in this region.