Israel, U.A.E. Agree to Establish Formal Diplomatic Ties

Israel and the United Arab Emirates moved Thursday to build official diplomatic ties immediately after

Israel and the United Arab Emirates moved Thursday to build official diplomatic ties immediately after Israel agreed to suspend a program to annex sections of the occupied West Lender, in a extraordinary U.S.-backed shift that signaled Israel’s warming ties with Gulf Arab states.

“The historic diplomatic breakthrough will progress peace in the Middle East region,” explained a joint assertion from Israel, the U.S. and the U.A.E. that praised “the bravery of the United Arab Emirates and Israel to chart a new route that will unlock the fantastic likely in…