The Israeli-Emirati treaty upsets the rhetoric about the Middle East and makes possible an Arab-Israeli peace. It interrupts Israel’s inexorable nibbling of Arab territories and establishes diplomatic relations between Israel and the leader of the Arab world. If one is to examine without prejudice a situation where fear, violence and hatred are causing manifest injustices, it is clear that President Trump’s initiative has unblocked a conflict that has been tense for twenty-seven years. He was immediately nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize.
The winner is not the one who is presented as such.
The situation in the Middle East has been blocked since the Oslo Accords signed by Yitzhak Rabin and Yasser Arafat in 1993. They were supplemented by the Jericho-Gaza Agreement, which recognizes certain prerogatives of the Palestinian Authority, and the Wadi Araba Agreements, which concluded peace between Israel and Jordan.
At the time, the Israeli government intended to separate definitively from the Palestinians. It was ready to do so by creating a Palestinian pseudo-state, devoid of several attributes of sovereignty, including an independent army and finances. Labour’s Yitzhak Rabin had previously experimented with Bantustans in South Africa, where Israel was advising the apartheid regime. Another experiment took place in Guatemala with a Mayan tribe under General Efraín Ríos Montt.
Yasser Arafat accepted the Oslo Accords to derail the process of the Madrid Conference (1991). Presidents George W. Bush and Mikhail Gorbachev had tried to impose peace on Israel by removing Arafat from the international scene with the support of Arab leaders.
Despite all this, many commentators believe that the Oslo Accords could bring peace.
In any case, 27 years later, nothing positive has limited the suffering of the Palestinian people, but the state of Israel has been gradually transformed from within. Today this country is divided into two antagonistic camps, as evidenced by its government, the only one in the world to have two Prime Ministers at the same time. On the one hand the partisans of British colonialism behind the first Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanhyahu, on the other hand the partisans of a normalization of the country and its relations with its neighbors, behind the second Prime Minister, Benny Gantz . This two-headed system reflects the incompatibility of these two projects.