Major Mideast Agreement

Israel and the United States hope that the agreements can initiate a major change in the region if other Arab nations, particularly Saudi Arabia, follow suit. This could have implications for Iran, Syria and Lebanon. Until now, Israel had only peace agreements with Egypt and Jordan. The plan places the Haram al-Sharif/Temple Mount, including the Al-Aqsa Mosque,[120] under Israel`s sovereignty. While one party says that the status quo is maintained,[50] elsewhere, it seems to envisage major changes in the status quo by allowing non-Muslims, Jews and Christians to pray there. This would break with the status quo reaffirmed by Benjamin Netanyahu in 2015. [139] [140] The plan rejects Palestinian claims against Haram al-Sharif and keeps them under Jordanian control. [141] The plans give Israel the task of protecting holy sites and guaranteeing religious freedom. [142] The main conflict in the region pits Israel and the Gulf Arab countries against Iran and its deputies. In the long run, many believe that the greatest threat to Israel`s survival as a majority and democratic Jewish state is the conflict with the Palestinians, who could soon exceed the number of Jews on the territory between the Mediterranean and the Jordan.

Hundreds of people gathered on the sun-washed southern lawn to witness the signing of agreements in a festive atmosphere not marked by the coronavirus pandemic. Participants did not practice social renunciation and most guests did not wear masks. In particular, Washington has announced its intention to withdraw American troops from the region and pro-Western Arab states recognize the partnership with Israel, Iran, the common enemy that is fading nearby, and its potential for aggression. There are several reasons for the hope that the Sunni-majority Arab states will side with Israel and promote stability and cooperation in the areas of defence and information technology. In this context, cultural cooperation is likely to intensify. All this should weaken Iran, which wants to increase instability, and its supporters, including Hezbollah (which is waging a replacement war in Lebanon), the Assad regime in Syria, Turkish Islamist leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Hamas. To the right. But to be clear, it was not reported by Mark Landler, an honest journalist, who honors off-balance agreements. The Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps has warned the United Arab Emirates that it will have dangerous consequences for the agreement. Iranian President Hassan Rouhani called the agreement a “huge mistake” and warned the United Arab Emirates that Israel was not safe in the Gulf. Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif spoke of a betrayal of Arab and non-Arab countries in the Middle East.

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