United States President-elect Joe Biden will continue to advance the normalization of relations between Israel and Arab states.
Such a statement was made by Defense Minister Beni Ganz during the Knesset plenary session that approved the peace agreement with Bahrain.
“The normalization of relations with Bahrain, which has gradually evolved from a distant, foreign country into a neighbor and potential partner, is largely due to U.S. President Donald Trump, who was able to set the right course and lead us Israelis, along with our neighbors in Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates and Sudan, on the historic path of peace,” he said.
Instead of a course to clash with the Arab world, Israel is on the path of partnership, Ganz said. And instead of a one-sided annexation that “could weaken the state” in the face of enemies, an alliance is being created that enhances security.
“I have no doubt that Israel’s great friend, who has supported us for decades, elected President Biden will continue to promote these trends both in the region and beyond. I would like to take this opportunity to once again congratulate President Biden on his election and celebrate his belief in the unity of the American people, as well as the respect he has for his own citizens,” the secretary of defense added.
He expressed confidence that under the leadership of President Democrat, the White House would continue to follow “the path of new peace agreements.
“And that Israel will participate in a process that will ensure stability in the Middle East. Abraham’s agreements may extend to other countries in the region, but just as importantly, their spirit must extend to our closest neighbor, the Palestinians. Unfortunately, the leadership of the PA has not grasped the fact that the time has come to give up the reassurances and return to the negotiating table,” Ganz said.