Sudan`s transition offers the country a unique opportunity to move out of autocracy and violence towards democracy and stability, which would send positive waves to the long-volatile region. But this transition cannot succeed if the country is plunged into regional rivalries. Libya should serve as a warning in this regard. However, given that Sudan`s population is almost six times higher than the Libyan population, the collapse of the state would be even more catastrophic – not only for its own citizens, but also for the interests of the United States and its allies and partners in Europe and the Middle East. Washington`s first priority should be the successful transition in Sudan and the creation of a single government with popular legitimacy, capable of making the kind of historic decision that would be an Israeli-Sudanese peace agreement. Related Content Play Audio Podcast Episode What prompted VaE and Bahrain to normalize relations with Israel? Natan Sachs and Adrianna Pita Thursday, September 17, 2020 Order of Chaos around the halls: experts analyze the normalization of Israel-UAE ties Natan Sachs, Bruce Riedel, Jeffrey Feltman, Tamara Cofman Wittes, Suzanne Maloney, Shadi Hamid and Salam Fayyad Thursday, August 13, 2020 Palestinian leaders called the Arab agreement on the normalization of relations with Israel a blow to their search for an independent state in the West Bank , Gaza and East Jerusalem, territory that Israel conquered in 1967 in a war. «After about a week of the agreement, we saw that 80% of Israelis support it, although this is at the expense of the annexation plan.» «I hope they can implement these agreements to push Israel to make concessions for the Palestinians,» he said. Netanyahu welcomed the visa waiver agreement and said it would provide «a huge boost to trade (and) tourism.» The Vae and Israeli citizens are able to visit each other`s country without applying for a visa before travelling under the agreements recently signed between the two states. «The bilateral agreements that were announced today and the delegations coming and going, all of this gives the occupation a force to intensify its aggression and crimes against the Palestinian people and to reinforce its intransigence and arrogance,» he said in Ramallah, in the Israeli-occupied West Bank. The back-to-back agreements mark an unlikely diplomatic victory for Trump. He spent his presidency dealing with issues as tenacious as North Korea`s nuclear program, with the sole purpose of finding hard-to-achieve gains. After the United Arab Emirates (United Arab Emirates) and Bahrain joined Egypt and Jordan in declaring peace with Israel, those who ask, «Who comes next?» often look enthusiastically to the West toward Khartoum.
The addition of new chapters to the Abraham Accords is in the interest of the United States, but also a successful transition in Sudan. And the order of these steps is crucial. A unified Sudanese government with a popular mandate will be better placed to forge a warm and lasting peace with Israel, while a hasty Israeli-Sudanese agreement has the potential to unravel the transition with Sudan and provide new support to Sudanese Islamists and their foreign supporters. Al-Otaiba said the Israelis would see the benefits of the agreements in the near future, but the annexation will not be part of them. WASHINGTON (REUTERS) – The United Arab Emirates and Bahrain signed agreements on Tuesday (September 15th) to normalize relations with Israel, being the first Arab states in a quarter of a century to break a long-standing taboo in a strategic reorientation of Middle Eastern countries against Iran. The United Arab Emirates ambassador, Yousef Al-Otaiba, said his country had established that Israel was delaying plans to annex large areas of the occupied West Bank, East Jerusalem and the Jordan Valley for a long time before signing the standardization agreement with the state of occupation, The Israeli newspaper Maariv reported.