Israel, UAE and Bahrain sign Abraham Accord

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News: Israel Prime Minister and foreign ministers of the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain have signed the historic Abraham Accord which is the first Arab-Israeli peace deal in 26 years.

Facts:

  • What does Abraham Accord say? As per the accord, the UAE and Bahrain will establish embassies, exchange ambassadors, cooperate and work together with Israel across a range of sectors including tourism, trade, healthcare and security.
  • Previous agreements: Earlier, there were only two peace deals signed between Israel and the Arab States in more than a quarter of a century: a) Egypt was the first Arab State to sign a peace deal with Israel in 1979 b) Jordan had signed a peace pact in 1994.
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