Israel, U.A.E. Agree to Establish Formal Diplomatic Ties

Elvera Bartels

Israel and the United Arab Emirates moved Thursday to set up formal diplomatic ties soon after Israel agreed to suspend a system to annex sections of the occupied West Bank, in a extraordinary U.S.-backed change that signaled Israel’s warming ties with Gulf Arab states.

“The historic diplomatic breakthrough will advance peace in the Center East area,” stated a joint statement from Israel, the U.S. and the U.A.E. that praised “the braveness of the United Arab Emirates and Israel to chart a new path that will unlock the good likely in…

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