The United Arab Emirates and Bahrain signed agreements on Tuesday to normalize relations with Israel, becoming the first Arab states in a quarter of a century to break a long-standing taboo in a strategic reorientation of Middle Eastern countries against Iran. According to the government of the Emirati Emirates, the agreement “immediately puts an end” to Israeli plans to annex parts of the West Bank and offers Israel and the Palestinians the opportunity to renew negotiations to end their conflict. Israeli officials use the word “suspend.” The difference in language represents the policy that the leader of each country faces. In the case of the United Arab Emirates, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed clearly felt compelled to show that normal relations with the United Arab Emirates were not free for Israelis. For Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, the use of the term “suspend” is an attempt to appease pro-annexist groups and groups that have already criticized the agreement. 2. General Principles: Relations between the contracting parties are guided by the provisions of the Charter of the United Nations and by the principle of international law governing relations between states. In particular, they recognize the sovereignty and right of the other to live in peace and security, develop friendly relations between them and their peoples and resolve all disputes between them by peaceful means. Jordanian Foreign Minister Ayman Safadi said the agreement must be pursued by abandoning any plan to annex parts of the West Bank and that if the agreement could lead to its withdrawal from the Palestinian territories, it would bring the Middle East closer to peace. Otherwise, the Arab-Israeli conflict would only get worse.  ANNEXE In accordance with Article 5 of the Comprehensive Peace, Diplomatic and Normalization Treaty between the United Arab Emirates and the State of Israel, the contracting parties enter into bilateral agreements in areas of mutual interest for which they have agreed to the following provisions. These provisions are attached to the treaty and are included in them.
The New York Times saw the deal as a timely foreign policy breakthrough for President Donald Trump in the context of the November 2020 presidential election, where he lagged in the opinion polls of his opponent Joe Biden amid widespread social unrest in the United States and an economic slowdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Ordinary Palestinians have turned to social media to protest the agreement, and some have also insulted the Vae.