On Thursday, the Knesset overwhelmingly approved Israel`s standardization agreements with the United Arab Emirates, ensuring that it is ratified in the near future. Bahrain looked similar, calling its normalization decision “strengthening Bahrain`s security and economic stability.” Bahrain`s announcement of normalization is particularly important, as such a decision would likely have required Saudi Arabia`s agreement, indicating that normalization is implicitly accepted, even if Riyadh`s public support has been stifled. The Bahrain agreement also raises the possibility that Saudi Arabia may be persuaded to sign one, even with the sensitivities and political constraints that Riyadh is subjected to because of public hostility towards Israel. “It formalizes this, but it should not be overplayed as a solution to a fundamental conflict for Israel with its neighbors,” he added. Israel`s decades-long conflict with the Palestinians, he said, “is not resolved with this agreement.” Palestinian nervousness will increase after Bahrain`s accession to the agreement. In addition, prior to this agreement, a considerable number of Israeli companies were present in the United Arab Emirates. Israel Aerospace Industries and Elbit Systems owned the UAE`s F-16 fighter jets and sold other military equipment to the government. Logic Systems has provided security support in the country. The NSO Group, with the support of the Israeli government, sold UseVA, Bahrain and other spyware systems from the Gulf countries to enter the phones and spy on their owners. We can also expect increased military cooperation and arms sales between these countries. If Israel, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates play their cards correctly, their agreements could have a positive impact on Israeli-Palestinian relations and accelerate progress towards a two-state solution. Under the aegis of this agreement, Abu Dhabi and Manama could act as a moderating force for Palestinian politics and society and eliminate malicious actors such as Qatar, Iran and Turkey, which have fuelled Palestinian rejection, which fuels Gulf frustration and Israel`s reluctance to make concessions.
Four versions of the agreements were signed, one in English, one in Hebrew and two in Arabic. The agreement negotiated by the United States cut off a one-day visit to Bahrain by a high-level delegation of U.S. and Israeli officials. Although it is only an interim document, the declaration with Bahrain could be submitted to the cabinet for ratification and possibly also to the Knesset, Walla reported. The two Gulf countries already had barely secret relations with Israel. You look forward to opening up trade; Israel has one of the most advanced high-tech sectors in the world. The first step is not only to have Israel suspend, but also to put an end to the promised annexation of certain areas of the West Bank, including the Jordan Valley. The message was incoherent: while the Emiratis declared that the peace agreement would “end a new Israeli annexation”, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu insisted that the annexation be simply “on hold” until further coordination with the United States took place. Israeli intentions regarding the future of the annexation remain unclear. There are other pitfalls. There is no timetable for the conclusion of other concrete agreements on the different types of cooperation that have been announced.