Jordanian Foreign Minister Ayman Safadi said the agreement must be pursued by abandoning any plan to annex parts of the West Bank and that if the agreement could lead to its withdrawal from the Palestinian territories, it would bring the Middle East closer to peace. Otherwise, the Arab-Israeli conflict would only get worse. [88] President Trump called the agreement between Prime Minister Netanyahu and Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan a „truly historic moment.“ This is only the third Arab-Israeli peace agreement since Israel`s declaration of independence in Egypt and Jordan in 1948. As part of the agreement, the United Arab Emirates and Israel will cooperate in areas such as education, health, energy, trade and security. Countries will exchange ambassadors, set up embassies and open direct flights so that pilgrims from the Muslim world can visit sacred places in Israel. Representatives of Israel and the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) are attending a peace conference. No agreement is reached, but the stage is set for direct contacts. In a joint statement by Trump, Netanyahu and Zayed, it was said: „This historic diplomatic breakthrough will promote peace in the Middle East region and is proof of the courageous diplomacy and vision of the three heads of state and government and the courage of the United Arab Emirates and Israel to take a new path that will unlock the great potential of the region.“ [24] The United Arab Emirates stated that it would continue to support the Palestinian people and that the agreement would maintain the prospect of a two-state solution between Israel and Palestine. Despite the agreement, Mr. Netanyahu said that Israel`s sovereignty over the Jordan Valley was still on the agenda and was only frozen for now. [24] British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said: „I very much hoped that the annexation would not take place in the West Bank, and today`s agreement to suspend these plans is a welcome step towards a more peaceful Middle East.“ Aaron David Miller, a longtime Middle East peace negotiator who now works at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, said the deal was a „win-win“ deal because it has won diplomatic victories for the UAE, Mr.

Netanyahu and Mr. Trump. „The big losers are the Palestinians who have seen the Arab world move closer to Israel, which Netanyahu seems to reward for ignoring the Palestinians and harming the interests of the Palestinians,“ he said. As he has said many times in recent days, Mr. Trump has predicted that the next step would be to reach a quick deal with Iran to reduce its nuclear deal if re-elected, when there was no sign that such a reconciliation was really imminent.