The Greek Foreign Ministry congratulated the two nations and called it a victory for diplomacy in the hope that it had brought peace to the region. [113] Ukrainian President Wolodymyr Zelensky made a phone call to Netanyahu. [114] Other nations, such as Austria, Hungary, the Czech Republic, Romania and Kosovo, also welcomed the agreement. [115] [116] [117] The Bulgarian Foreign Ministry spoke of an “extraordinary diplomatic breakthrough” that could change the future of the Middle East in the hope that it would bring peace and improve the lives of the people of the Middle East, and congratulated both countries. [118] Polish Foreign Minister Jacek Czaputowicz discussed the agreement with UAE Foreign Minister Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan by telephone and congratulated him and said cooperation was needed to resolve the Middle East`s problems. He also welcomed the suspension of Israeli annexation plans and hoped that the Israeli-Palestinian dialogue would resume. [119] committed to ensuring lasting peace, stability, security and prosperity for their states, and to developing and strengthening their dynamic and innovative economies; Reaffirming also its common belief that peacemaking and full normalization among them can help transform the Middle East by stimulating economic growth, promoting technological innovation and strengthening ties between citizens, Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) official Hanan Ashrawi criticized the agreement and wrote on Twitter: “Israel has been rewarded for not openly explaining what it has done illegally and with perseverance to Palestine since the beginning of the occupation. [6] Fatah accused the United Arab Emirates of “despising their national, religious and humanitarian duties” towards the Palestinian people, while Hamas declared it a “traitor sting in the back of the Palestinian people”[6], saying that the agreement was a “free reward” for the “crimes and violations of the Palestinian people”. Later that evening, Senator Bernie Sanders, Biden`s former rival for the Democratic nomination, asked his supporters from 2016 to 2020 to lay their support behind Biden. Malaysia stated that the agreement was a sovereign right of the United Arab Emirates, but that it would continue to support Israel`s withdrawal from the Palestinian territories. [128] The Philippine Ministry of Foreign Affairs issued a statement in which it welcomed the agreement and hoped it would contribute to peace and security in the Middle East. [129] In Somaliland, Bashe Omar Awil, sent to Kenya, welcomed the normalization between the two countries. This is a key example of the importance of bilateral cooperation for regional stability.

[104] [105] The agreement was a major political turnaround for Netanyahu, who had long insisted that settlements be extended to the occupied West Bank in order to annex the territory. Mr. Netanyahu was under political pressure to be flexible, as three new elections gave him only a majority in a coalition government and he was prosecuted in 2021. In 2019, the Trump administration reversed decades of U.S. policy by declaring that West Bank settlements were not contrary to international law, a decision that threatened the two-state solution, long seen as the key to a lasting peace between Israel and the Palestinians. The Trump administration`s Middle East policy, developed by Jared Kushner, the president`s top adviser, and published in January 2020, endorsed Mr. Netanyahu`s plan to reintegate existing settlements.