The passengers who were arguing did not make any reparations or excuses. Forced to sit together, they spent the 3 and a half hours of flight back to Israel in cold peace – and separated. A significant momentum for an agreement began when Israel did not begin the process of annexing the West Bank on July 1, as Netanyahu had indicated. The Emiratis reportedly took the opportunity to promise full normalization of relations if annexation were removed from the table. It was the subtext of a commentary published by the Emirati ambassador to the United States in June in Israel`s largest daily Yedioth Ahronoth. Donald J. Trump`s administration sympathized with Israel`s strong desire to expand the country`s formal diplomatic relations with Arab nations in the Persian Gulf and take advantage of Emirati signals, and oversaw the tripartite diplomacy that led to the Abraham Accords. This would never have happened without Saudi Arabia`s consent. The Saudis were the authors of the Arab peace plan that called for Palestinian independence. The normalization of relations with the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain is a real success for the Israelis. Oman`s government has publicly supported the deal (which it has called “historic”).
 The Grand Mufti of Oman, Ahmed bin Hamad al-Khalili, indirectly criticized the treaty.  Iraqi government spokesman Ahmed Mulla Talal said that Iraq would not interfere in the sovereign affairs of other countries, but that its laws did not allow for the normalization of relations with Israel.  High-ranking delegations from Israel and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) will sign a historic US-brokered peace agreement at the White House on Tuesday. However, the impetus for Thursday`s deal dates back to about the same time that Yousef al-Otaiba, the UAE`s ambassador to the United States who has worked closely with the Trump administration, wrote an editorial in the popular Israeli newspaper Yediot Ahronot in which he directly called on Israelis not to annex the occupied territories in Hebrew. On behalf of the United States and Russia, sponsors of the Middle East peace process, we welcome you to this great event of history and hope. “Their point of view was, let`s solve the political problems first and then we can start normalizing things and move forward. I think those days are over,” Peres said. Amira Hass wrote that the deal was the product of the Palestinian Authority`s continued neglect in its relations with the Uae. According to Hass, diplomatic relations were severed by the PLO in 2012 to reject the UAE`s good relations with Mohammed Dahlan, the political enemy of PLO President Mahmoud Abbas. The ANP`s hostility to the UAE continued until June 2020, when the PLO refused aid sent by the UAE during the COVID-19 pandemic on the grounds that it had been sent without prior consent and through an Israeli airport. Hatred is a PLO that cares more about domestic politics than governance, contributing to economic decline and strained foreign relations.  So there`s this prime minister who is politically cornered in a way that he really, really has to appeal to his right flank, the right wing in Israel.
And the way he tried to do that was to take this very aggressive stance on annexation. It`s very popular with the right. It is very popular with the settler movement. And he had decided that this would be his course. This would buy him a political lifeline. “I think the Palestinians need to rethink how they treat Israel,” said Chemi Peres, the son of the late Israeli President Shimon Peres, who received a Nobel Peace Prize for peace efforts with the Palestinians. The two countries agreed to normalize relations and allow travel, trade and, eventually, the opening of diplomatic offices. Representatives of the two countries will meet soon to begin signing agreements, according to a joint statement.
On August 16, 2020, Israel and the United Arab Emirates opened direct telephony services.  Emirati company APEX National Investment and Israel`s Tera Group have signed a covid-19 research partnership agreement, making it the first trade agreement signed since normalizing relations between companies in the two countries.  Mossad Director Yossi Cohen arrived in the United Arab Emirates on August 18 to discuss security cooperation, regional developments, and issues affecting the two countries with National Security Advisor Tahnoun bin Zayed Al Nahyan. It was the first visit by an Israeli official since the agreement was announced.  The United Arab Emirates officially ended its boycott of Israel on August 29.  Morocco and Sudan could also attempt to establish diplomatic relations with Israel. Geopolitics is not all that matters in the Middle East. There are other realities, and to understand them, we need to look in detail at the agreement between Israel and the United Arab Emirates. We need to put it in the context of the modern history of the United Arab Emirates, a group of seven distinct and very different states that are just approaching their 50th year of life. .