RJC Praises Trump Administration for Brokering Middle East Peace Treaties

Historic UAE-Israel and Bahrain-Israel Agreements Made Possible by Trump and His Team

Washington, DC – The Republican Jewish Coalition today praised President Donald Trump and his team for brokering the historic UAE-Israel and the Bahrain-Israel peace treaties. They are only the first such agreements between Israel and Arab states since the peace treaty with Egypt, signed in March 1979, and the peace treaty with Jordan, signed in October 1994.

RJC Executive Director Matt Brooks said:

This is a truly historic occasion, and it would not have been possible without the tremendous efforts of President Donald Trump and his team. We commend the President for his dedication to true and lasting peace in the Middle East. The UAE-Israel treaty and the Bahrain-Israel treaty demonstrate that the countries of the region are moving toward real peace with Israel. After decades of failed diplomacy and bloodshed, the Middle East is at the dawn of a historic moment, when Israel and its neighbors will benefit from cooperation in trade, security, technology, and other fields that will make life better for all the peoples of the region.

We see these agreements as the start of a positive trend in international diplomacy. The recent Serbia-Kosovo agreement, also brokered by the Trump administration, which featured Kosovo, a Muslim-majority state, agreeing to normalize relations with Israel, was announced on the heels of the breakthrough between Israel and the UAE.

We applaud the UAE, Bahraini, and Israeli governments for reaching this day and the Trump administration for facilitating this important step forward for the region. We look forward to seeing more such ceremonies, binding Israel and other Muslim and Arab states together in peace, in the future.