Following the success of the Abraham Accords, the new American administration will be hard-pressed to reverse progress achieved via peace deals between Israel and its Arab neighbors.
By United with Israel Staff
With the changing of the guard in America, the world is waiting to see if the new commander-in-chief will continue to pursue peace deals between Israel and its Arab neighbors.
During the Trump administration, Israel signed agreements with four Muslim-majority Arab states: the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Bahrain, Sudan, and Morocco.These deals, known as the Abraham Accords, are transforming the region.
The incoming Biden administration reportedly told Israel it will continue to prioritize similar agreements, according to a Walla News report by Israeli journalist Barak Ravid.
“I do not think it is possible to reverse the relations that have been established between Israel and the Arab states in recent months,” Israeli Foreign Ministry official Eliav Benjamin told Ravid, The Algemeiner reported.
“We’re in touch with Biden’s staff and what we have heard is that they are in favor of the normalization process, and that they are willing to continue it and we will work with them on that.”
The Trump administration facilitated the Abraham Accords, which were negotiated by Jared Kushner, in conjunction with diplomats from Israel and the Arab world.
They represent Israel’s first peace deals with Arab states in 25 years.
“Some are more prepared and some less prepared,” Benjamin added, according to The Algemeiner report. “I expect more countries to join — I do not know if it will be in weeks or months, but there will be more”
In a statement during the presidential campaign, Biden said he “welcome[d] the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain taking steps to normalize ties with Israel … It is good to see others in the Middle East recognizing Israel and even welcoming it as a partner.”
Ravid reported last week that Kushner briefed Biden national security adviser Jake Sullivan on the Trump administration’s Middle East positions.
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