The peace deal between the UAE, Bahrain and Israel offers nothing positive, holds Noura Erakat of NBC News. This treaty does little for peace, human rights or fighting oppression. President Trump is selling it as a victory, but the real peace that matters is the one between Israel and Palestine. Bahrain and Israel have never warred; relations between these nations have been improving for a long time. All three countries stand accused of abusing human rights, but rather than addressing this, Trump is handing them political clout and weapons in return for a deal, and wrongfully takes credit for a peace that has already existed for years.
Better relations between Israel, the UAE and Bahrain is a historic achievement, asserts Hugh Hewitt of The Washington Post. Bringing these nations close to one another opens the door to a more peaceful Middle East. In particular, a bigger economic partnership between Israel and the UAE could yield significant benefits. Both have strong economies that would thrive from being more interconnected with each other. President Trump is fulfilling his vision of a smaller US presence abroad, which is only possible with such treaties. Bringing Arabs and Jews together in agreement is always a good thing and pushes us towards a more peaceful world.