The agreement to normalize relations between Israel and the United Arab Emirates, partly negotiated by the Trump administration, marks a “tectonic shift in the functioning of the Middle East,” Bret Baier, presenter of the “Special Report” said Thursday. .
“The fact that Israel is fully normalizing its relations with the United Arab Emirates – it is only the third Arab country in the Middle East to do so,” Baier told “Bill Hemmer Reports,” host John Roberts, “and it was not thought of. that this was going to happen. ”
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Egypt was the first Arab nation to sign a peace accord with Israel in 1979. Jordan followed in 1994.
Baier noted that the governments of Israel and the United States have claimed that Thursday’s deal will spark greater interest from Arab countries in making similar deals.
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The anchor added that the deal was a “great foreign policy victory” for Trump, with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu calling it “the biggest step towards peace in the Arab world in decades.”