The third Arab nation this year to open ties with Israel, after the UAE and Bahrain.
The Trump administration has just announced another Middle East breakthrough. Sudan and Israel will normalize ties. This is the third Arab nation to do so as a result of Trump’s efforts, in addition to the United Arab Emirate and Bahrain.
The Deputy Assistant to the President tweeted:
#BREAKING: President @realDonaldTrump has announced that Sudan and Israel have agreed to the normalization of relations— another major step toward building peace in the Middle East with another nation joining the Abraham Accords ?? ?? ??
— Judd Deere 45 Archived (@JuddPDeere45) October 23, 2020
The step follows Sudan’s removal from the list of state supporters of terrorism:
BREAKING: Sudan and Israel announced today they decided to “end the state of belligerence” between them and start a process of normalization. The announcement came after a phone call between president TrumpPM Netanyahu, Sudanese sovereignty council head Burhan & PM Hamdok
— Barak Ravid (@BarakRavid) October 23, 2020
Thanks to President @realdonaldtrump for signing today the executive order to remove Sudan from #SSTL.
We're working closely with the US Administration & Congress to conclude the SSTL removal process in a timely manner.
We work towards int'l relations that best serve our people.
— Abdalla Hamdok (@SudanPMHamdok) October 23, 2020
The Jerusalem Post previously reported that the Palestinian leadership would view the opening of relations between Israel and Sudan as a disaster:
The possible normalization of relations between Israel and Sudan will have a negative impact on the Palestinian issue, Palestinian officials said Thursday.
Responding to reports that Sudan may become the third country in recent weeks to establish relations with Israel, after the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain, they said it would be another severe blow to the Palestinians….
“If Sudan joins the train of normalization with Israel, it will be another setback for the Palestinian issue,” a Palestinian Authority official told The Jerusalem Post. “It won’t come as a surprise, but Sudan will become the third Arab country to stab the Palestinians in the back and act in violation of Arab consensus and resolutions.”
The Times of Israel reports:
During a call with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Suden Sovereign Council president General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan and civilian leader and Sudanese Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok, Trump brought reporters into the Oval Office and announced: “The State of Israel and the Republic of Sudan have agreed to make peace.”
“We are expanding the circle of peace so rapidly with your leadership,” Netanyahu could be heard telling Trump, who responded by saying. “There are many, many more coming.”
From 3 NO’s to 3 YES’s:
In 1967, the Arab world infamously declared in Sudan’s capital no recognition, no negotiation, and no peace with Israel. Today, Sudan joins the UAE and Bahrain as the 3rd Arab country to make peace with Israel in 2020.
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— Amb. Ron Dermer (@AmbDermer) October 23, 2020
— Avi Berkowitz 45 Archived (@aviberkow45) October 23, 2020
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