Netanyahu says new peace push could end Arab-Israeli conflict

AFP , Tuesday 15 Sep 2020

US President Donald Trump watches as Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (R) speaks from the Truman Balcony at the White House during the signing ceremony of the Abraham Accords where the countries of Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates recognize Israel, on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, DC, September 15, 2020. AFP

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Tuesday a new US-brokered peace drive has the potential to end the Arab-Israeli conflict for good, as he prepared to seal a landmark accord normalizing ties with the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain.

"This day is a pivot of history, it heralds a new dawn of peace," Netanyahu told hundreds of attendees at a White House signing ceremony.

"This peace will eventually expand to include other Arab states. And ultimately, it can end the Arab-Israeli conflict, once and for all," he said.

Addressing the gathering, UAE Foreign Minister Abdullah bin Zayed Al-Nahyan personally thanked Netanyahu for "choosing peace and for halting the annexation of Palestinian territories."

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