Arab reactions to the Israel-UAE normalization agreement
August 28, 2020
(MEMRI via JNS) — The announcement of a normalization agreement on Aug. 13 between Israel and the United Arab Emirates, in advance of the signing of an Israel-UAE peace agreement, sparked many reactions across the Arab world. Senior Saudi journalist Mishari al-Dhaidi wrote in his Aug. 14 column in the London-based Saudi daily Asharq Al-Awsat that the agreement was an “historic diplomatic achievement” and compared it to the peace agreements with Israel signed by Egypt and Jordan.
In contrast, the Qatari press, as expected, vehemently attacked the agreement, including with invective a...