(September 17, 2020 / JNS) A bipartisan group of Congress members introduced a resolution this week in support of the normalization deals between Israel and the United Arab Emirates, and Israel and Bahrain.
On Tuesday, U.S. House Foreign Affairs chairman Eliot Engel (D-N.Y.) and the committee’s ranking member, along with Rep. Michael McCaul (R-Texas), and Reps. Max Rose (D-N.Y.) and Lee Zeldin (R-N.Y.), introduced the measure supporting the Abraham Accords. It calls on other Arab and Muslim states to support normalization and peace with Israel, reiterating the House’s support for U.S. law related to Israel’s Qualitative Military Edge (QME) and reaffirming its strong support for a negotiated solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
“Peace between Israel and its neighbors has long-standing bipartisan support in Congress and among the American people, and I am hopeful that these agreements can pave the way for future peace and normalization between Israel and other Arab and Muslim countries,” said Engel. “These agreements build upon the decades-long leadership of the United States and follow years of diplomacy between the United States, Israel and other partners encouraging cooperation between Israel and Gulf countries.”
“The recent diplomatic agreements between Israel and UAE, and Israel and Bahrain, are transformational developments for the Middle East,” said McCaul. “We all agree that building relationships between our partners is a major win for U.S. national interests.”
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