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14th of September – 20th of September

Signing of the Abraham Accords

This Tuesday, President Trump, the Israelian Prime Minister, and the foreign ministers of the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain gathered to sign agreements – the “Abraham Accords” – which will normalize the diplomatic relations between Israel and the UAE and Israel and Bahrain. This will include the establishment of embassies.

Protests in Belarus

Last Sunday, tens of thousands of people gathered not only in the capital city  Minsk but also in other cities throughout the country. Just like on the past few Sundays, there was a heavy police presence, and possibly even soldiers. Then, on Monday the 14th of September President Putin and President Lukashenko met for the first time since the protests in Belarus first started. President Putin of Russia later said that the goal at the meetings was to establish a “strategic partnership and alliance” between the two countries.

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10th of August – 16th of August

Israel and UAE agree on diplomatic agreement

On Thursday the 13th of August, Israel and the United Arab Emirates reached an agreement to normalize relations between the two countries. Additionally, Israel also agreed to stop annexing more Palestinian territories for now to establish better relations with the rest of the Arab world. The agreement is historic because if it is fulfilled it will make the UAE the third Arab country to establish normal diplomatic relations with Israel (after Jordan and Egypt).