So, with Otaiba`s agreement, one of the guests slipped to the table and went around the restaurant, introduced himself to the Prime Minister and said, you know, when you finished dinner, why didn`t you and your wife come and say hello to Yousef Otaiba and his guests? And Netanyahu said he would. The normalization agreement between Israel and the United Arab Emirates, officially the Abraham Peace Agreement: Peace Treaty, Diplomatic Relations and Complete Normalization between the United Arab Emirates and the State of Israel, was initially agreed in a joint declaration of the United States, Israel and the United Arab Emirates (United Arab Emirates) on August 13, 2020, officially called the Abraham Agreement.  The United Arab Emirates was the third Arab country after Egypt in 1979 and Jordan in 1994 to agree to formally normalize relations with Israel, as well as the first Country in the Persian Gulf to do so.   At the same time, Israel has agreed to suspend plans to annex parts of the West Bank.   The agreement has normalized informal but robust external relations between the two countries for a long time.   The agreement was signed at the White House on September 15, 2020.  It was unanimously approved by the Israeli cabinet on 12 October and ratified by the Knesset on 15 October.  The United Arab Emirates Parliament and Cabinet ratified the agreement on 19 October. Luxembourg Foreign Minister Jean Asselborn, however, questioned the fact that the agreement would bring stability to the region, said that without a two-state solution, there would be no stability, and said that the United Arab Emirates had abandoned the Palestinians with the agreement.  The State Department then issued a statement on its part in which it stated that it was not critical of the peace agreement, but stressed that it was important for Arab states, especially the Gulf States, to support a Palestinian state in accordance with the two-state solution.  In the region, Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan and Oman have publicly welcomed the Abraham Agreement.
Saudi Arabia has said nothing, although analysts strongly speculate that this non-reaction is a sign that Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman supports the deal, but that it is limited because his father, the king, opposes normalization with Israel. Iran, Qatar and Turkey have criticized the deal, with the latter threatening to withdraw their ambassador from Abu Dhabi. Civil society organizations across the region remain strongly opposed to normalizing relations with Israel. These include Gulf groups that have been particularly opposed to the Israeli-Emirati agreement. Last week, Trump adviser Jared Kushner and other senior government officials accompanied an Israeli delegation on Israel`s first flight to the United Arab Emirates to celebrate the deal. Netanyahu confirmed his participation on Twitter, with the Israeli leader saying he was “proud to travel to Washington next week at the invitation of President Trump and to participate in the historic ceremony at the White House on the establishment of a peace agreement between Israel and the United Arab Emirates.”