On Tuesday, President Trump welcomed Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel, Foreign Minister Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan of the UAE, and Foreign Minister Abdullatif bin Rashid Al Zayani of Bahrain to sign the Abraham Accords in a historic scene that will go down in history.
“We’re here this afternoon to change the course of history. After decades of division and conflict, we mark the dawn of a new Middle East,” Trump said in a speech delivered from the White House balcony.
“Thanks to the great courage of the leaders of these three countries, we take a major stride toward a future in which people of all faiths and backgrounds live together in peace and prosperity,” Trump added, declaring that the accords “will serve as the foundation for a comprehensive peace across the entire region.”
In his own remarks, Netanyahu argued the ceremony Tuesday represented a “pivot of history” and heralded a “new dawn of peace.” He praised Trump for helping mediate the agreements and encouraged more Arab states to sign the accords.
Here’s the historic moment when the Abraham accords were signed:
Dr. Abdullatif bin Rashid Al-Zayani of the Kingdom of Bahrain had this to say:
“The declaration supporting peace between the Kingdom of Bahrain and the State of Israel is an historic step on the road to genuine and lasting peace, security, and prosperity across the region”
Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan of the United Arab Emirates had this to say: “We have come today to tell the world … that peace is our guiding principle.”
And to top it all off, even CNN of all people recognized the history of this day:
WHAT A BEAUTIFUL DAY FOR THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA!