The Kingdom of Bahrain and Israel just agreed to a peace deal, “the second Arab country to make” a peace deal with Israel in a month, US President Donald Trump announced in a tweet on Friday.
The announcement came on the day the Americans remember the tragic events that happened on September 11, 2001.
The deal, which Trump and the other leaders call “a historic breakthrough” aims to increase security, stability, prosperity, and peace in the Middle East.
According to Trump, each representative of each country, including him, spoke today and made the deal.
King Hamad bin Isa bin Salman al-Khalifa of the Kingdom of Bahrain and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel expressed their gratitude to Trump, as per a joint statement of the United States, the State of Israel, and the Kingdom of Bahrain.
Moreover, the Kingdom of Bahrain will also join Israel and the United Arab Emirates in a signing ceremony at the White House on September 15th.
The President’s daughter, businesswoman Ivanka Trump, also mentioned the deal in her tweet.
According to her, Jared Kushner, her husband, and Trump’s senior advisor met with King Hamad and Saudi’s Crown Prince, Mohammed bin Salman last week.
Ivanka Trump called the meeting a “beautiful foreshadowing” of the new deal between Israel and the Kingdom of Bahrain.
What You Need To Know About The UAE And Israel Deal
The deal is on normalizing the relationship between the two states, on trade, tourism, scientific cooperation, security, and full diplomatic ties.
However, according to the Council on Foreign Relations, it is unlikely that the UAE will establish an embassy in Jerusalem.
The peace deal that will be signed on September 15th at the White House is just for formality.
Before the current agreement, the two-state has already security ties.
Moreover, the agreement will enhance security cooperation against a common threat like Iran.
The agreement will also stop Israel from annexing parts of the West Bank.