The agreement between the UAE and Israel that will be signed on Tuesday mentions the Palestinian issue and the two-state solution as part of a reference to previous agreements which were signed, UAE minister of state for foreign affairs Anwar Gargash told me in a zoom briefing. …
Gargash said in the briefing that the agreements with Israel will give the UAE and also Bahrain ‘real leverage’ over Israel and will allow both countries to make it clear to Israel that it needs to compromise and have a more rational policy on the Palestinian issue.
He added the UAE received clear commitments from Israel and the U.S. that there will be no West Bank annexation for a long period of time. ‘The Palestinians should take advantage of the situation and reengage – an empty chair policy will not bring any results,’ he said.
Gargash said that the Palestinian issue will be mentioned in the preamble while the rest of the agreement will deal with bilateral issues like the opening of embassies, trade and tourism.