A spokesman for the United Arab Emirates Embassy in London called the agreement a “historic opportunity” that “provides cooperation, peace-building and economic prosperity in the region.” The government of Oman has publicly supported the agreement (which it described as “historic”). [58] The Grand Mufti of Oman, Ahmed bin Hamad al-Khalili, indirectly criticized the treaty. [59] Ahmed Mulla Talal, spokesman for the Iraqi government, said that Iraq would not interfere in the sovereign affairs of other countries, but that its laws did not allow for the normalization of relations with Israel. [60] Trump said he was in good standing with the sale of military aircraft to the United Arab Emirates. Pelosi also welcomed the agreements, but said he wanted to know details, particularly what the Trump administration told the United Arab Emirates about buying f-35 aircraft from the United States and Israel, which says it is ready to close efforts to annex parts of the West Bank. The Tunisian Assembly of Representatives of the Tunisian People criticized the agreement and said it was in solidarity with the Palestinian cause. [99] Many people protested outside the United Arab Emirates Embassy in Tunis, people 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 then said that Tunisia was not interfering in the agreement and would not oppose, but would support the Palestinians. [101] But the “circle of peace,” as the Israeli Prime Minister calls it, has overshadowed major changes behind the scenes. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson hailed the agreement as a path to peace in the Middle East and also welcomed the suspension of the annexation of territories in the West Bank. British Foreign Minister Dominic Raab and French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian expressed similar sentiments, with the former adding that it was time for direct dialogue between Israelis and Palestinians, while the latter said it created an opportunity to resume talks. [106] France and Germany saw the agreement as the hope of a two-state solution.

[34] German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas called Israeli Foreign Minister Gabi Ashkenazi to congratulate him. [107] Kushner`s Palestinian peace proposal, published earlier this year, was widely seen as the culmination of several years of government support for Israel, from the transfer of the U.S. Embassy to the disputed city of Jerusalem to the reduction of aid to the Palestinians and the green light of the annexation of the Golan Heights. The agreement itself has asked Israel to cancel up to 30% of the occupied West Bank and is already supported by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. On 13 August 2020, uae Foreign Minister Anwar Gargash proclaimed the United Arab Emirates agreement on normalizing relations with Israel and said his country would address threats to the two-state solution, in particular the annexation of the Palestinian territories, and called on the Palestinians and Israelis to return to the negotiating table. He suggested that he did not think there would be an embassy in Jerusalem until there was a final agreement between the Palestinians and the Israelis. [30] According to US President Donald Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, “Israel and the United Arab Emirates will completely normalize diplomatic relations. They will exchange embassies and ambassadors and begin working together in all areas such as tourism, education, health, trade and security. [31] The Israel-UAE agreement shows how the notion of peace in the Middle East has changed under Trump. The parties express their common interest in establishing and developing mutually beneficial cooperation in the area of exploration and use of space for peaceful purposes, in a manner consistent with the national laws and international obligations of each party.