The agreement normalizing relations between Israel and the United Arab Emirates, partly mediated by the Trump administration, marks a “tectonic shift in the way the Middle East works,” the “Special Report” anchor said on Thursday.
“The fact that Israel is completely normalizing relations with the United Arab Emirates – this is only the third Arab country in the Middle East to do so,” Baier told Bill Hemmer Reports, host John Roberts, “and this was not thought of. that would happen. “
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Egypt was the first Arab nation to sign a peace agreement with Israel in 1979. Jordan followed in 1994.
Baier noted that the Israeli and US governments have claimed that Thursday’s deal would lead to more interest from Arab countries in making similar deals.
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Anchor added that the deal is a “major foreign policy victory” for Trump, with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu calling it “the greatest progress towards peace in the Arab world in decades.”