Israel Ambassador to the United States Ron Dermer told Fox News host Mark Levin on Thursday that he saw the agreement to normalize relations between Jerusalem and Abu Dhabi mediated with help from President Trump would be The first deal among many arrived in the Mideast area.
Dermer said on “The Mark Levin Show on Westwood One” that Trump’s team is an integral part of achieving normalization with the Emirate, and this is unprecedented as there are no land concessions. .
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When Egypt became the first Arab country to normalize relations with Israel decades ago, the Israelis agreed to cede the Sinai peninsula to the Cairo government, Dermer said. He noted that the land area was three times the size of today’s Jewish state.
When normalization was reached with Jordan, he said, it followed the 1990 Oslo agreement, which led to “dangerous” concessions.
“It was a great day for Israel – a great day for peace,” he told Levin.
“What’s different about this agreement is that previous peace agreements required some sizable concessions from Israel … Instead of implementing ‘land for peace’, we are doing ‘peace for peace’.”
Dermer added that one of the main reasons he believes many Arab countries will start negotiating with Israel in this way is because this particular deal proved that the Palestinians are not necessarily involved in order to achieve this. agree.
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“I think you’ll see many days like this over the coming weeks and months … I think a lot of people believe that the path to peace with Arab States must go through Ramallah,” he said. However, Dermer added that any peace deal with the Palestinians must involve Ramallah.
“[Normalization] passing through Cairo, passing through Amman and now passing through Abu Dhabi, “he continued.” If we had a Palestinian partner who wanted to make peace, we would have made it a century ago. “
“Thanks to the leadership of Donald Trump … we have this historic breakthrough that Israel will not yield to.”
He added that the UAE is an important country in the region and the new relationship will be mutually beneficial. He described Israel second only to California in terms of technological innovation and the UAE as a thriving country with a large field of innovation and technology.
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“Emirates is a very serious Arab country,” he said. “The relationship between Israel and the UAE will really drive prosperity across the region. I hope and expect other dominoes to fall. And I think eventually I think that will open as well. to the door of peace for the Palestinians. “