Abraham Accords

Abraham Accords

These are a joint statement made between Israel, the United States and the United Arab Emirates on August 13, 2020. It also refers to the agreement reached between Israel, Bahrain and the UAE to normalise relations between them.

The accords are named after the patriarch Abraham regards as a prophet in both Judaism and Islam.

  • What does Abraham Accord say? As per the accord, the UAE and Bahrain will establish embassies, exchange ambassadors, cooperate and work together with Israel across a range of sectors including tourism, trade, healthcare and security.
  • Previous agreements: Earlier, there were only two peace deals signed between Israel and the Arab States in more than a quarter of a century: a) Egypt was the first Arab State to sign a peace deal with Israel in 1979 b) Jordan had signed a peace pact in 1994.

This accord, signed in August 2020, in Washington has led to normalization of Israel’s relations with the UAE and Bahrain. The UAE and Bahrain were followed by Sudan and Morocco in signing the Abraham Accords. These accord hence signal a definitive breakthrough in the relations between Israel and the Arabs.

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