(PatriotWise.com)- Israel is preparing to send foreign minister Yair Lapid to the United Arab Emirates, which will mark the first time that the Jewish state has sent an official government minister to the country since President Donald Trump’s administration normalized diplomatic relations between the two countries last year.
According to the Times of Israel, it remains unclear whether the Israeli government official will be meeting with the United Arab Emirates Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, but if the two countries are really trying to normalize relations, then it would be an exciting move.
It’s a first for Israel for a few reasons. It’s not only the first time since diplomatic relations were established, but also the first visit by foreign minister Lapid since a new Prime Minister and government were established in Israel.
Long-serving Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was recently replaced, with a new coalition government formed by a plethora of smaller parties taking control. The new Prime Minister, Naftali Bennett, will remain in place until 2023, when he will be replaced by foreign minister Lapid as the new Prime Minister as part of the power-sharing agreement between the coalition parties.
Last year, then-President Donald Trump announced that the UAE and Israel would finally establish official ties, following a number of historic Middle East agreements pioneered by Jared Kushner and the Trump administration. An official signing ceremony took place in September, and the deal was even praised by President Joe Biden. Sort of.
Even the Democrats can’t deny this incredible and historic achievement.
Though, some radical left-wing activists have suggested that the agreement from the UAE is troublesome as it is considered an abandonment of the belief in a “two-state solution” for Israel.
It made Palestinian terrorists mad, that’s for sure.
We’ll update you as plans of the meeting are released further.