WATCH: Bahrain, UAE and Israel sign ‘Abraham Accords’ peace deal at the White House


Representatives of Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates and Israel gathered at the White House to sign the ‘Abraham Accords.’ US President Donald Trump, acting as witness and broker, hopes more Middle East countries will join in.

Tuesday’s ceremony on the South Lawn is the first instance of Arab countries establishing relations with the Jewish state since Jordan did so in 1994. The first breakthrough came with the Emirates on August 13, followed by Bahrain on September 11. Foreign ministers of both countries, as well as Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, have flown to Washington for the ceremony.

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