Occupied Palestine (QNN)- UAE’s Crown Prince, Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan colloquially known by his initials as MBZ, has announced a US-mediated ‘peace agreement’ with the occupation state of Israel, serving Trump a rare diplomatic win and better chances on a platter of gold ahead of his Nov. 3 re-election bid.
The Gulf monarchy and ‘Israel’, which were never at war, agreed to a normalization of diplomatic relations. ‘Israel’ also said it would suspend, but not prevent, annexing areas of the occupied West Bank as it had been planning to do.
Trump called the agreement a “HUGE breakthrough” on Twitter and told reporters other similar Middle East deals are in the works.
He said the deal would also allow Muslims from across the world to visit important historic sites in occupied Palestine.
“Everybody said this would be impossible,” Trump said.
“After 49 years,” Trump added, “Israel and the United Arab Emirates will fully normalize their diplomatic relations. They will exchange embassies and ambassadors, and begin cooperation across the board and on a broad range of areas, including tourism, education, healthcare, trade and security.”
The chance to play global statesman was compelling for Trump, who trails in public opinion polls ahead of what is shaping up as a tough election battle against Democratic challenger Joe Biden and has struggled to contain the coronavirus pandemic that has battered the U.S. economy.
Trump has been unable to negotiate what has been billed as the “deal of the century” between the occupation state and Palestine, and a peace plan he proposed in January that heavily favored the Israelis has not advanced in any significant way.
Trump, who walked away from the international nuclear deal with Iran, also has been unable to get concessions from Tehran in spite of a “maximum pressure” campaign aimed at isolating the Iranians.