from the brain of: Libby Elizabeth

Sep 2021

Agreement Of Uae And Israel

You condemned Abraham`s agreement as a betrayal. The new agreement breaks a long-standing Arab consensus that the price to pay for normal relations with Israel is Palestinian independence. South Africa`s Division of International Relations and Cooperation regretted that the agreement was reached without consultation with the Palestinians, although the agreement is linked to their future, and noted that the agreement did not guarantee a permanent suspension of the annexation of parts of the West Bank. [124] Perhaps most strikingly, the agreement deals with international law and UN resolutions on “international agreements.” What about Resolution 2334 on the illegality of Israeli settlements? Or Resolution 478, which calls on all countries to transfer their diplomatic representatives from Jerusalem? What about the UN Charter, which calls on countries to “take effective collective action to prevent and eliminate threats to peace”? Trump and Netanyahu are undermining the whole idea of a rules-based world order. Longtime New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman, who has written for decades about international geopolitics and is a frequent critic of Trump`s policies, hailed the deal as “exactly what Trump said in his tweet: a `huge breakthrough.`” [41] This week we received copies of the agreement that I read in all three languages (Arabic, Hebrew and English) and discovered some elements. First, those who wrote it in different languages adapted it to their audience. While in English and Hebrew they repeated the word “normalization” several times, it is not even mentioned in Arabic. This is a matter of establishing diplomatic relations, not a peace agreement. The word “annexation” (the Occupied Palestinian Territory) is not even mentioned. The Assembly of the Representatives of the Tunisian People criticized the agreement and said it was in solidarity with the Palestinian cause.

[99] Dozens of people protested outside the UAE embassy in Tunis, people who burned Israeli flags and photos of UAE President Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan while supporting the Palestinian cause for independence. [100] Tunisian President Kais Saied later said Tunisia would not interfere in or oppose the deal, but that it stood with the Palestinians.

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