(Washington, D.C.) – Congressman Larry Bucshon, M.D. (IN-08) released the following statement after Israel, the United Arab Emirates, and Bahrain signed the Abraham Accord, a historic Middle East peace agreement that was negotiated by the Trump Administration, at the White House:
“For decades, both Republican and Democratic presidents have worked to foster peace in the Middle East. Far too often, progress towards achieving peace has proven elusive. However, thanks to the persistent work of the Trump Administration, the historic Abraham Accord was signed today at the White House. This agreement normalizes relations between Israel and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Bahrain. Until today’s signing of the Abraham Accord, only two other Arab nations had recognized Israel over the past 40 years. President Trump has secured a huge win for peace and has paved the way for additional Arab nations to recognize Israel and bring greater stability to a part of the world that has known violence and strife for too long.”
Israel was recognized by Egypt in 1979 and Jordan in 1994.