Historical signing of agreements: all the details

On Tuesday, September 15, officials from various countries began arriving for the historic ceremony of signing peace agreements between the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain with Israel.

Earlier, the White House provided a schedule of meetings: 10:30 (17:30 in Israel) US President Donald Trump meets Bahrain’s Foreign Minister; 10:55 (17:55) – Trump’s meeting with the UAE Foreign Minister; 11:20 (18:20) meeting of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu; Noon (7:00 PM) Signing Ceremony at South Lawn; 12:45 (19:45) – working lunch.

At 5:30 pm, Trump welcomed Bahrain’s foreign minister to the White House. The parties did not shake hands due to fears of contracting the coronavirus COVID-19. Before the signing ceremony, the American leader and the Bahrain Foreign Minister held talks.

Israeli Foreign Minister Gabi Ashkenazi, who will not be attending the White House ceremony, welcomed the signing of the peace agreement from Jerusalem and thanked the Trump administration for its efforts.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu also wrote ahead of his trip to the White House that it is “an exciting and historic day for Israel.”

Later, a delegation from the United Arab Emirates arrived at the White House. The UAE Foreign Minister went straight to meet with US President Trump.

By 19:00 Israel time, Netanyahu arrived at the White House. First Lady Melania Trump and her husband Donald Trump greeted him.

US President Donald Trump held talks with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu ahead of the historic signing of peace agreements with the UAE and Bahrain.

“You have been an excellent leader for a very long time. We have many countries ready to make peace with Israel,” Trump said.

According to the American leader, “peace will come” in Israel and the Middle East. At least “five or six countries are ready to move forward.”

“They are tired of fighting. There will be peace in the Middle East,” Trump said.

He refused to list the countries ready to go to normalization with Israel. He also added that the disagreement over the sale of F-35 fighters to the Emirates is “very easy to resolve.”

US President Donald Trump made an official statement ahead of the signing ceremony of the peace agreements.

“They are going to work together, they are friends now. The people of the Middle East will no longer allow hatred of Israel to fuel terrorism. This is a very important day for the world,” Trump said.

The peace agreement opens doors for Muslims to pray at the Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem, he said.

The American leader thanked everyone who negotiated, which made the signing of the peace agreements possible.

The Israeli Prime Minister addressed the official signing ceremony for the peace agreements.

“This is a turning point in history. This is the dawn of peace. The Jewish people are praying for peace on this day,” he said.

Netanyahu said that he knows firsthand what war is. He thanked Trump for his “strong leadership” and for his stance on Iran and the peace process.

“You have successfully mediated in the historic peace that we are signing today. To all Israel’s friends in the Middle East, those who are with us today, and those who will join us tomorrow, I say: Salam Aleikum,” he said.

“I know the cost of war. The people of Israel know the cost of war well. I was wounded in battle. One soldier died in my arms. My brother died saving hostages. This world will eventually expand to include other Arab states and ultimately help put an end to the Arab Israeli conflict once and for all, “Netanyahu said.

According to him, despite the many problems and difficulties, it is worth stopping for a while to appreciate this momentous moment and “cast aside all cynicism.”

“Let’s feel the pulse of history on this day. The peace that we have established today will last long after the pandemic is gone,” he stressed.

In the evening, a historic peace agreement was signed between Israel, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain.

In the evening, a historic peace agreement was signed between Israel, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain.

Details of the agreements will be announced shortly. Handshakes during ceremonies were avoided by the parties amid the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic. Everyone patted their chest in appreciation.

All deals were signed four times: in English, Hebrew and twice in Arabic.