If the so-called Abraham Agreements put Iran and its pro-terrorism deputies on their feet, that is fine. If they ensure that Israel does not live up to the reality that its continued control over the lives of millions of Palestinians threatens its democratic character, the Palestinian aspiration for citizenship and the Israeli dream of a free and strong democratic port in the Jewish homeland could be sacrificed. You can now travel to Dubai and Abu Dhabi (and perhaps soon to Morocco and Sudan and Oman). This agreement could partly remove the overwhelming sense of isolation that Israelis feel in their own neighbourhood. The Israel-UAE agreement has many geopolitical dimensions. At the regional level, they address the common perception of Iran, Turkey and the Muslim Brotherhood as threats from the UAE and Israel. There is no doubt that Trump`s bitter re-election also motivated Israel and the United Arab Emirates to conclude the agreement. However, if we think about why the Trump administration has worked hard to pass the Abraham Accords, which even its Democratic opponents in Congress have praised, let`s not forget Washington`s efforts to strengthen the primacy of the Us in the region led, to consolidate its influence over two states that have served as close partners for many decades, and to counter an emerging China in the region. 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. [122] 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. [123] Chinese interests in the region focus on acquiring natural resources and promoting the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), which depends on regional stability. To put it simply, if the agreements lead to a reduction in the conflict in the region, China will gain enormously.

But Beijing officials share the fear of many analysts that the Abraham Accords will eventually fuel polarization and radicalization in the region.