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Israel Establishes Ties With UAE, Bahrain in Trump-Brokered Deal

  • Netanyahu signs ‘Abraham Accords’ with Gulf Arab states
  • Trump says other Mideast nations and Palestinians to follow
Donald Trump, Benjamin Netanyahu, Abdullah bin Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan and Abdullatif Al-Zayani on the South Lawn of the White House on Sept. 15.

Donald Trump, Benjamin Netanyahu, Abdullah bin Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan and Abdullatif Al-Zayani on the South Lawn of the White House on Sept. 15.

Photographer: Yuri Gripas/Abaca/Bloomberg

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The United Arab Emirates and Bahrain signed landmark agreements on Tuesday to move toward establishing normal relations with Israel, setting in motion a potentially historic shift in Middle East politics at a White House ceremony hosted by President Donald Trump.

The accords were sealed by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and foreign ministers from the two Gulf Arab states. The agreements make the UAE and Bahrain just the third and fourth Mideast nations to formally recognize Israel, joining Egypt and Jordan.