An El Al spokesman announced on 28 August that El Al 971, the first commercial flight between Israel and the United Arab Emirates, would operate Tel Aviv`s Ben Gurion Airport to Abu Dhabi.  Saudi Arabia authorized the use of its airspace so that the aircraft could fly directly to the United Arab Emirates and landed at Abu Dhabi International Airport. The flight was carried out by a delegation of U.S. and Israeli officials, including Jared Kushner, Robert C. O`Brien and Meir Ben-Shabbat, Israel`s national security adviser. The aircraft had the word “peace” painted in Hebrew, Arabic and English above the cockpit window and received a red carpet.   Saudi Arabia and Bahrain then permanently opened their airspace to flights between Israel and the United Arab Emirates.   The Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps warned the United Arab Emirates that it would have dangerous consequences for the agreement. Iranian President Hassan Rouhani called the agreement a “huge mistake” and warned the United Arab Emirates that Israel was not safe in the Gulf. Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif spoke of a betrayal of Arab and non-Arab countries in the Middle East. A group of protesters with less than 100 residents gathered in front of the VaE Embassy in Tehran on 15 August, chanting “Death to America” and “Death to Israel”. Protesters also burned Israel`s flag.  The conservative newspaper Kayhan, whose editor-in-chief is appointed by Iran`s Supreme Leader, warned that the agreement had made the United Arab Emirates a “legitimate and simple objective.”  Martin S.
Indyk, who served as special envoy for the Israeli-Palestinian negotiations under President Barack Obama, said the agreement gave Mr. Trump and Mr. Netanyahu a way to escape a political box of their own production, with the president`s peace plan stalled and the politically problematic will to annex the prime minister. Well, indeed. And after Prime Minister Netanyahu left, the ambassador looked around the table and said, “You realize that if you report it, I`m going to be in big trouble at home. Well, the basic rules for this dinner were that it was from the plate. Thus, Otaiba`s dinners are always organized. No one of us went to dinner expecting us to find out.
But it must be said that Washington is a city that is fleeing. And there were 10 reporters sitting at the same table. The fact of this dinner and the meeting between Otaiba and Netanyahu have therefore leaked. And this is what the A.P. reported in the Israeli press, in the Arab press. As part of the agreement announced on August 13 at the White House after 18 months of talks, the Gulf State has agreed to normal relations with Israel, while Israel has declared its readiness to continue its plan to suspend the annexation of the West Bank. Most countries have imposed strict restrictions on crew changes, making it difficult for those working on cargo ships to disembark and interact with port personnel. On August 16, 2020, the Financial Times wrote that instead of bringing about peace, the agreement will reinforce palestinian sense of despair and create more problems in the future, as the Israeli and U.S. authorities “have shown no interest in a fair solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.”  And Palestinian academics are angry at the agreements, says philosopher Sari Nusseibeh, former president of Al-Quds University in East Jerusalem.