Additional Third Party Reactions
Tweet: The establishment of full diplomatic relations between Israel and the UAE represents a historic breakthrough for peace & reconciliation in the Middle East. We greatly appreciate the efforts of President Trump & his administration in facilitating this major diplomatic achievement.
Tweet: J Street Welcomes Agreement to Suspend De Jure Annexation Plans, Normalize Israel-UAE Ties
American Jewish Committee
Tweet: AJC celebrates today's historic peace agreement between Israel and the United Arab Emirates.
Having engaged with states in the Arabian Gulf and throughout the Arab world for decades, we hope this opens the door to further agreements between Israel and her Arab neighbors.
ADL (the Anti-Defamation League) applauded the Governments of Israel, the United Arab Emirates, and the United States for today's historic announcement agreeing to work towards fully normalizing relations and announcing plans for cooperation across numerous civil fields between Israel and the Emirates. ADL also welcomed the announcement that Israel will suspend declaring sovereignty over territory in the West Bank, which we hope will help sustain the feasibility of the two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. (Full statement)
Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations
We applaud the announcement today by President Donald Trump, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, and Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed, which initiates the full normalization of diplomatic relations between the State of Israel and the United Arab Emirates (UAE). (Full statement)
World Jewish Congress President Ronald Lauder
There is finally some good news in a year that has been buffeted by the coronavirus crisis. The agreement between the UAE and Israel, announced by the White House on Thursday, is more than just an agreement to normalize relations between Israel and an Arab country. I believe it is the beginning of regionwide peace. (Full commentary in Arab News)
Simon Wiesenthal Center
All Americans, Democrats and Republicans alike should hail today’s Abraham Agreement. Today is a historic day-- two allies of the US now become open strategic partners in the region to thwart Iran and other Jihadists. It also signals further dramatic normalization between Arabs and Jews in the region, a goal the SWC has contributed to for over 15 years. (Full statement)
Johnnie Moore, President, Congress of Christian Leaders
Tweet: A once-in-a-generation diplomatic achievement. The Abraham Accord will prove to be the moment when the grievances of the past no longer overpowered the promises of the future in the middle east.