by: Ilse Strauss
Wednesday, 28 October 2020 | Up to ten more Arab and Muslim countries are set to join the Israel peace circle—as soon as next week’s US presidential elections have come and gone, US President Donald Trump vowed yesterday.
Addressing reporters at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland before hitting the campaign trail, President Trump said there are “five definites” and “five pretty much definites,” making for a total of 10 countries expected to normalize ties with their former foe, Israel.
The US president added that the Jewish state’s prospective peace partners include “the big ones” and “the smaller ones.”
“We’re going to have a lot,” he predicted. “I think we’ll have all of them eventually.”
Asked whether the normalization deals will be clinched before or after the US heads to the polls, the president conceded that it would “largely” happen after the next commander-in-chief is in place.
“We’re doing a lot of work right now,” President Trump said, “and I’m involved in all of those deals.”
The US president also took a moment to celebrate the three landmark normalization agreements reached over the past three months between Israel, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Sudan.
“We’re very excited about it, and we did it a much different way than they’ve been working over the last 30 years…The beauty is it’s peace in the Middle East with no money and with no blood. There’s no blood all over the sand. And it’s happening.”
President Trump spoke days after Israel’s Channel 12 news claimed that Oman is next in line for peace with Israel, possibly even before next week’s elections.
According to the report, Mossad (Israeli intelligence agency) Chief Yossi Cohen also believes that Saudi Arabia may very well be the fifth Arab country to formalize relations with their Jewish neighbor. However, Riyadh is in no hurry to make the move and will only make a final decision after the US election.
Posted on October 28, 2020
Source: (Bridges for Peace, October 28, 2020)
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