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White House ceremony celebrates new era for Israel, UAE and Bahrain


September 25, 2020

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Shown here (l-r): Bahraini foreign minister Abdullatif Al Zayani, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, U.S. President Donald Trump and Emirati foreign minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed al-Nahyan participate in the signing of the 'Abraham Accords.'

WASHINGTON (JTA) - Benjamin Netanyahu has complained for years about Arab leaders telling their people one thing in Arabic and diplomats saying another to Western audiences in English.

Not on Tuesday.

Abdullah bin Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, the foreign minister of the United Arab Emirates, was on the White House lawn speaking - in Arabic - about the "innate principle" of peace and thanking the Israeli prime minister for helping to bring it about.

If the agreements signed Tuesday by leaders of the UAE, Israel, the United States and Bahrain were historic, it was because of this: Two Arab lea...

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