United Arab Emirates becomes first Gulf state to open embassy in Israel
The United Arab Emirates becomes the first Gulf state to open an embassy in Israel.
Excited to start the morning with the historic event of the opening of the United Arab Emirates embassy in Israel.
We are a nation of peace and those who are interested in peace with us will be welcomed with open arms. pic.twitter.com/2akAGVxLSt
— יצחק הרצוג Isaac Herzog (@Isaac_Herzog) July 14, 2021
Brought together by shared unease about Iran, the UAE and Bahrain normalised relations with Israel last year under the “Abraham Accords” crafted by the administration of then-U.S. President Donald Trump.
Today is a historic day for the Abraham Accords with the opening of the UAE embassy in Israel. Thank you to all that made today a reality. 🇺🇸🇮🇱🇦🇪 pic.twitter.com/FmWHv7ks9q
— Avi Berkowitz (@AviBerkow) July 14, 2021
Sudan and Morocco have since also moved to establish ties with Israel.
The opening of the UAE embassy, which is situated in the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange, followed the inauguration of Israel’s embassy in the UAE last month.
Great honor to open the UAE Embassy in Israel. The UAE's commitment to the Abraham Accords is unbreakable and is now cast in concrete here, in Tel Aviv. @UAEinIsrael #UAEinIsrael pic.twitter.com/Xl1WgILGhB
— Mohamed Al Khaja (@AmbAlKhaja) July 14, 2021