BRKG TRUMP BROKERS HISTORIC PEACE AGREEMENT: Israel and the United Arab Emirates reached a historic peace deal

jward

passin' thru
That's a good question, Cary. So many levels of interesting and intrigue involved here, I look fwd to everyone's discussions on them each.
 

CaryC

Veteran Member

President Trump: UAE to Open Diplomatic Ties with Israel
US President Donald Trump shakes hands with Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in the Oval Office of the White House on March 5, 2018 in Washington, DC. President Donald Trump said he 'may' attend the opening of a controversial new US embassy in Jerusalem, a fraught prospect designed to underscore …
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DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — President Donald Trump said on Thursday that the United Arab Emirates and Israel have agreed to establish full diplomatic ties as part of a deal to halt the annexation of occupied land sought by the Palestinians for their future state.

The announcement makes the UAE the first Gulf Arab state to do so and only the third Arab nation to have active diplomatic ties to Israel.


Trump tweeted a statement from the countries, acknowledging the deal. He then told reporters in the Oval Office that it was “a truly historic moment.”
“Now that the ice has been broken I expect more Arab and Muslim countries will follow the United Arab Emirates,” he said.
The recognition grants a rare diplomatic win to Trump ahead of the November election as his efforts to see an end to the war in Afghanistan have yet to come to fruition while efforts to bring peace between Israel and the Palestinians have made no headway.
For Israel, the announcement comes after years of boasting by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that his government enjoys closer ties to Arab nations than publicly acknowledged. Netanyahu has sought to build settlements on lands sought by the Palestinians and embraced a Trump proposal that would allow him to annex large parts of the occupied West Bank while granting Palestinians limited autonomy in other areas.
For the UAE, home to skyscraper-studded Dubai and the rolling, oil-rich sand dunes of Abu Dhabi, it further burnishes its international campaign to be seen as a beacon of tolerance in the Middle East despite being governed by autocratic rulers. It also puts the UAE out first in a regional recognition race among neighboring Gulf Arab states.
And for the Palestinians, who long have relied on Arab backing in their struggle for independence, the announcement marked both a win and setback. While Thursday’s deal halts Israeli annexation plans, the Palestinians have repeatedly urged Arab governments not to normalize relations with Israel until a peace agreement establishing an independent Palestinian state is reached.
A joint statement from the U.S., the UAE and Israel was issued immediately after Trump’s tweet. It said delegations would meet in the coming weeks to sign deals on direct flights, security, telecommunications, energy, tourism and health care. The two countries also will partner on fighting the coronavirus pandemic.
“Opening direct ties between two of the Middle East’s most dynamic societies and advanced economics will transform the region by spurring economic growth, enhancing technological innovation and forging closer people-to-people relations,” said the statement by Trump, Netanyahu and Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the day-to-day ruler of the UAE. It said the leaders had a three-way call discussing the deal.
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo praised the deal.

“This is a remarkable achievement for two of the world’s most forward leaning, technologically advanced states, and reflects their shared regional vision of an economically integrated region,” he said in a statement. “It also illustrates their commitment to confronting common threats, as small — but strong — nations.”

He added: “Blessed are the peacemakers. Mabruk and Mazal Tov.”
Among Arab nations, only Egypt and Jordan have active diplomatic ties with Israel. Egypt made a peace deal with Israel in 1979, followed by Jordan in 1994. Mauritania recognized Israel in 1999, but later ended relations in 2009 over the Israel’s war in Gaza at the time.
In addition to Trump, the main U.S. mediators for agreement were the president’s senior advisor and son-in-law Jared Kushner, special Mideast envoy Avi Berkowitz and David Friedman, the U.S. ambassador to Israel.
The UAE is a U.S.-allied federation of seven sheikhdoms on the Arabian Peninsula. Formed in 1971, the country like other Arab nations at the time did not recognize Israel over its occupation of land home to the Palestinians.
“Arab oil is not dearer than Arab blood,” the UAE’s founding ruler, Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, once pronounced when agreeing to an oil boycott over U.S. military support to Israel in the 1973 Mideast war.
The UAE relied on white-collar Palestinians in creating its nation. Over time, it maintained its stance that Israel allow the creation of a Palestinian state on land it seized in the 1967 war.
But in recent years, ties between Gulf Arab nations and Israel have quietly grown, in part over their shared enmity of Iran and the Lebanese militant group Hezbollah. Prince Mohammed also shares Israel’s distrust of Islamist groups like the Muslim Brotherhood and the militant group Hamas that holds the Gaza Strip.
It remains unclear what prompted Israel and the UAE to make the announcement now. In June, the United Arab Emirates’ ambassador to the U.S. warned in an Israeli newspaper op-ed that Israel’s planned annexing the Jordan Valley and other parts of the occupied West Bank would “upend” Israel’s efforts to improve ties with Arab nations.

The agreement gives Netanyahu a domestic boost at a time when Israel’s shaky coalition government is plagued by infighting and facing the possibility of early elections in the coming months. Netanyahu has seen his popularity plummet as the country grapples with a renewed coronavirus outbreak and skyrocketing unemployment as the result of earlier lockdown measures.
Netanyahu also delivered a valuable diplomatic achievement to his good friend, Trump, ahead of U.S. elections.
Still, by dropping the annexation plan Netanyahu may be hedging his bets ahead of a possible change in the White House. Joe Biden, the presumptive Democratic nominee, has made clear that he would oppose any moves by Israel to unilaterally redraw the Mideast map and annex lands sought by the Palestinians.
Netanyahu also risked criticism inside his own hard-line Likud Party, whose members strongly supported annexation. Netanyahu appears to be betting that Likud members — and the small, but influential settler movement — will agree the peace agreement delivers more benefits than unilateral annexation. Opinion polls have shown that annexation is not a high priority for the vast majority of the Israeli public.
Abandoning its annexation plan changes little on the ground. Israel already holds overall control of the West Bank and continues to expand its settlements there, while granting the Palestinians autonomy in a series of disconnected enclaves. Some 500,000 Israelis now live in the rapidly expanding West Bank settlements.
Next year, Israel will take part in the UAE’s delayed Expo 2020, the world’s fair being hosted by Dubai. A secret synagogue also draws practicing Jews in Dubai. The UAE also has announced plans to build the Abrahamic Family House in Abu Dhabi, which will house a mosque, a church and a synagogue.
Israelis traveling with Western passports routinely enter the UAE without a problem, though one still can’t make a phone call between the two countries. Israelis also work in Dubai’s gold and diamond trade as well.
Emirati officials also have allowed Israeli officials to visit and the Israeli national anthem was played after an athlete won gold in an Abu Dhabi judo tournament. Israel also has a small mission representing its interests at the International Renewable Energy Agency in Abu Dhabi.
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Lee reported from Bled, Slovenia, and Federman reported from Jerusalem. Associated Press reporter Aamer Madhani in Washington contributed to this report.
 

anney

Veteran Member
President Trumps Vision of Peace which he present January 28, 2020

QUOTE
We are not here to lecture—we are not here to tell other people how to live, what to do, who to be, or how to worship. Instead, we are here to offer partnership – based on shared interests and values – to pursue a better future for us all.
President Donald J. Trump
BOLD VISION FOR PEACE: President Donald J. Trump recognizes it is time for a new approach to achieve peace, security, dignity, and opportunity for Israel and the Palestinian people.
  • This Vision is the most serious, realistic, and detailed plan ever presented, one that could make Israelis, Palestinians, and the region safer and more prosperous.
  • This Vision is just the first step and provides the basis for historic progress toward peace. The United States hopes this Vision will lead to direct negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians.
  • It will be up to Israeli and Palestinian leaders to take courageous and bold actions to end the political stalemate, resume negotiations on the basis of this Vision, and make lasting peace and economic prosperity a reality.
  • If the Palestinians have concerns with this Vision, they should bring them forth in the context of good-faith negotiations with the Israelis and help make progress for the region.
  • Mere opposition to this Vision is simply a declaration of support for the hopeless status quo that is the product of decades of stale thinking.
DIPLOMATIC ACCOMPLISHMENT: President Trump is bringing together Israeli political rivals in support of a detailed vision for peace and promoting normalized relations between Israel and its neighbors.
  • President Trump secured agreement from both Prime Minister Netanyahu and opposition leader Lieutenant General Benny Gantz to come to Washington, where they agreed to use this Vision as a basis for negotiation.
  • For the first time in this conflict, President Trump has reached an understanding with Israel regarding a map setting forth borders for a two-state solution.
  • President Trump has been bringing historic enemies in the region closer together, and his actions are promoting normalized relations between Israel and its neighbors.
MUTUAL RECOGNITION AND INDEPENDENCE: This Vision proposes a realistic two-state solution, offering a viable path to Palestinian statehood.
  • Israel has now agreed to terms for a future Palestinian State.
  • The Vision aims to achieve mutual recognition of the State of Israel as the nation-state of the Jewish people and the future State of Palestine as the nation-state of the Palestinian people, with equal civil rights for all citizens within each state.
  • The Vision creates a path for the Palestinian people to realize their legitimate aspirations for independence, self-governance, and national dignity.
  • Under this Vision, neither Palestinians nor Israelis will be uprooted from their homes.
ISRAEL’S SECURITY: This Vision takes into account the realities on the ground and fully protects Israel’s security.
  • The Vision fully addresses Israel’s security requirements, does not ask Israel to take additional security risks, and enables Israel to defend itself by itself against any threats.
  • The Vision provides for a demilitarized Palestinian state living peacefully alongside Israel, with Israel retaining security responsibility west of the Jordan River.
  • Over time, the Palestinians will work with United States and Israel to assume more security responsibility as Israel reduces its security footprint.
JERUSALEM AND HOLY SITES: Israel will continue to safeguard Jerusalem’s Holy Sites and will guarantee freedom of worship for Jews, Christians, Muslims, and people of all faiths.
  • The status quo at the Temple Mount/Haram al-Sharif will be preserved.
  • The special and historic role of the King of Jordan with regard to the Muslim Holy Shrines in Jerusalem will be preserved.
  • All Muslims are welcome to peacefully visit al-Aqsa Mosque.
FUTURE STATE OF PALESTINE: The Vision delivers significant territorial expansion for Palestinians and designates land reasonably comparable in size to the West Bank and Gaza for the establishment of the State of Palestine.
  • Israel has agreed to a four-year land freeze to secure the possibility of a two-state solution.
  • Jerusalem will stay united and remain the capital of Israel, while the capital of the State of Palestine will be Al-Quds and include areas of East Jerusalem.
  • The Vision’s map will more than double the size of the land currently used by the Palestinians.
  • Beyond territory, the Vision provides for Palestinian use and management of facilities at the Haifa and Ashdod ports, Palestinian development of a resort area on the north shore of the Dead Sea, and continued Palestinian agricultural activity in the Jordan Valley.
  • The Vision proposes modern and efficient transportation links for easy travel and movement of goods throughout the future state of Palestine, including Gaza and the West Bank.
NORMALIZATION: This Vision will end the refugee status quo and help put the region on a truly transformative path: one with stability, security, and abundant opportunities for prosperity.
  • The Middle East needs strong regional partnerships to counter Iran and terrorism, strengthen security, and unlock vast opportunities for economic investment and regional prosperity.
  • President Trump has cultivated these regional partnerships, helping historic enemies identify shared threats and mutually beneficial opportunities, facilitating the prospect of normalized relationships between Israel and its neighbors.
  • This Vision will serve as a strong platform from which to further improve regional dynamics and strengthen regional partnerships.
  • Under this Vision, Palestinian refugees will be given a choice to live within the future State of Palestine, integrate into the countries where they currently live, or resettle in a third country.
  • The United States will work with the international community to establish a generous trust to aid in the process of resettling refugees.
PROSPERITY ACROSS THE REGION: This Vision, combined with the Peace to Prosperity economic framework, will unlock the potential of a region long held hostage by conflict.
  • The Vision incorporates the massive $50 billion Peace to Prosperity economic plan, which will spur the Palestinian economy.
  • When properly implemented, the Vision will:
    • Create more than 1 million new jobs;
    • More than double Palestinian GDP; and
    • Reduce unemployment below 10% and cut the poverty rate in half.
The White House

 

danielboon

Has No Life - Lives on TB
Step by slow step, we're heading for the "Deal" that will WOW the world.
you mean this :rolleyes:
And he shall confirm the covenant with many for one week: and in the midst of the week he shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease, and for the overspreading of abominations he shall make it desolate, even until the consummation, and that determined shall be poured upon the desolate.
 

Melodi

Disaster Cat
I suspect this is also partly about the bust-up in the Mediterranean going on now with both Israeli and the UAE siding with Greece over Turkey.
 

Ragnarok

On and On, South of Heaven
Would they be a part of Seba and Dedan?
• Cush ‐ Sudan and Somalia
• Tyre – Lebanon
• Sidon – Lebanon
• Teman – Yemen
• Midian ‐ East of Jordan River and portions of western Saudi Arabia
• Moab – Jordan
• Gebal ‐ Lebanon area north of Beirut
• Ammon – Jordan
• Amalek ‐ Jordan area southwest of the Dead Sea
• Assyria ‐ Iraq,Syria, eastern Turkey, Egypt and Iran
• Yavan/Ioania ‐ West Coast of Turkey
• Persia – Iran
• Dedan ‐ Central Saudi Arabia; city of Al‐Ula
• Put ‐ North Africa west of Egypt
• Lydia ‐ West central Turkey
• Elam ‐ Iran and a portion of Afghanistan
• Basthan – Syria
• Philistia – Gaza
• Rosh ‐ Ukraine, Chechnya, Georgia
• Magog ‐ Turkey, Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan, Tajikstan, and Uzbekistan
 

CaryC

Veteran Member
Just for information purposes, here is about the best of maps from what I can put together from the International Standard Bible Encyclopedia.

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A lot of other maps out there but they include areas of where the map maker believes other countries mentioned in Eze. 38-9 are located, and that would probably take the thread off topic.
 

foreverkeeps

Veteran Member
you mean this :rolleyes:
And he shall confirm the covenant with many for one week: and in the midst of the week he shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease, and for the overspreading of abominations he shall make it desolate, even until the consummation, and that determined shall be poured upon the desolate.
THIS is a prophecy about the antichrist
 

CaryC

Veteran Member
THIS is a prophecy about the antichrist
Look to the person who actually made the deal. Trump is just there to sign the deal. The deal maker was his SIL Jared. Who is also heading up the deal between Israel and the Palestinians.

Nobody is saying Trump is the AC. But looking at Jared is a possibility, and just that, a guess.

I've been guessing since Kissinger, so there is that. LOL
 

straightstreet

Life is better in flip flops
• Cush ‐ Sudan and Somalia
• Tyre – Lebanon
• Sidon – Lebanon
• Teman – Yemen
• Midian ‐ East of Jordan River and portions of western Saudi Arabia
• Moab – Jordan
• Gebal ‐ Lebanon area north of Beirut
• Ammon – Jordan
• Amalek ‐ Jordan area southwest of the Dead Sea
• Assyria ‐ Iraq,Syria, eastern Turkey, Egypt and Iran
• Yavan/Ioania ‐ West Coast of Turkey
• Persia – Iran
• Dedan ‐ Central Saudi Arabia; city of Al‐Ula
• Put ‐ North Africa west of Egypt
• Lydia ‐ West central Turkey
• Elam ‐ Iran and a portion of Afghanistan
• Basthan – Syria
• Philistia – Gaza
• Rosh ‐ Ukraine, Chechnya, Georgia
• Magog ‐ Turkey, Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan, Tajikstan, and Uzbekistan
Thank you! I'm bookmarking this!
 

dioptase

Contributing Member
I have to say that I have been wondering about Trump (yes, I voted for him and will again). The Anti-Christ supposedly comes in as a peace maker, and Trump has been making peace. I really really hope it isn't him... but that's an intriguing thought that the deals are really being made by Kushner, so he is a candidate. All I can say is that if that Simpson's cartoon showing Trump in his coffin comes to pass, Trump had better stay dead! (The mortal wound and all that...)
 

Lilbitsnana

On TB every waking moment
Look to the person who actually made the deal. Trump is just there to sign the deal. The deal maker was his SIL Jared. Who is also heading up the deal between Israel and the Palestinians.

Nobody is saying Trump is the AC. But looking at Jared is a possibility, and just that, a guess.

I've been guessing since Kissinger, so there is that. LOL
I always felt it was Obama, then after Biden's eye problem, I added him to the possibility list. Biden creeps me out; I was physically sick the first time I saw Obama on TV when he was running for Senate, and I hadn't even known who he was yet. (evil, thru and thru)

Although, I did have to put Jared on the list too after Trump brought him into the picture, just lower on the list than the other two..
 

SouthernBreeze

Veteran Member
I'm keeping an open mind about what "the covenant with the many" means. I do know that whatever covenant deal is made, Israel will be the beneficiary of it. I know the AC comes as a peace maker, but is it a forced peace or a brokered one? Time will tell.
 

Dennis Olson

Chief Curmudgeon
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www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/08/13/peace-group-codepink-opposes-trump-administrations-israel-uae-peace-deal/

'Peace' Group Codepink Opposes Trump Administration's Israel-UAE Peace Deal
Joel B. Pollak
3-4 minutes

3:20
Codepink, the anti-war organization known for interrupting congressional hearings, opposed the new Israel-United Arab Emirates (UAE) peace deal announced by President Donald Trump on Thursday, saying it hurt Palestinians.

Under the terms of the deal, Israel and the UAE will establish “full normalization” in exchange for Israel suspending the extension of sovereignty over Jewish communities in Judea and Samara. Palestinian leaders opposed that “annexation” because they claim the territory, commonly known as the West Bank, as their own. The deal complies with that demand.

Codepink issued a press statement:
Peace group CODEPINK denounces the “historic peace deal” announced today that normalizes relations between Israel and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in exchange for Israel suspending plans to formally annex the West Bank. “We are not fooled by this fake diplomacy, which is nothing more than a way to maintain Israel’s status quo of land theft, home demolitions, arbitrary extrajudicial killings, apartheid laws, and other abuses of Palestinian rights,” said CODEPINK national co-director Ariel Gold. “Annexation is a daily reality on the ground. By normalizing relations with Israel without any gains for Palestinians, the UAE is pledging complicity with Israel’s violations of international law and Palestinian human rights.”
The agreement between the UAE and Israel — facilitated by the Trump administration — comes on the heels of Trump moving the U.S. embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, recognizing the Golan Heights as Israeli territory, and creating a so-called peace plan with no Palestinian participation or input. It also takes place within the context of the UAE, along with Saudi Arabia, participating in a war in Yemen so brutal that it turned Yemen into the worst humanitarian crisis on the planet. Moreover, it must be seen in the context of the ongoing hostilities by all three countries with Iran and Trump’s failed policy of “maximum pressure” that was designed to force Iran back to the negotiating table.
“The ‘historic deal’ with the UAE and Israel does not move the Middle East any closer to peace,” said CODEPINK co-founder Medea Benjamin. “On the contrary. It strengthens the Israel-US-Gulf alliance against Iran, which will further inflame tensions and cause more death and suffering, while maintaining Israel’s status quo of occupation and apartheid.”
The statement added that UAE should have withheld peace and diplomatic relations until there was “a just peace [with Palestinians].” It also said the peace deal served the political interests of Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, President Trump, and UAE Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed.

Joel B. Pollak is Senior Editor-at-Large at Breitbart News and the host of Breitbart News Sunday on Sirius XM Patriot on Sunday evenings from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. ET (4 p.m. to 7 p.m. PT). His new book, RED NOVEMBER, tells the story of the 2020 Democratic presidential primary from a conservative perspective. He is a winner of the 2018 Robert Novak Journalism Alumni Fellowship. Follow him on Twitter at @joelpollak.
 
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