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Years of secret talks, quiet ties paved way for UAE-Israel peace agreement

The deal leaves behind what had been a cornerstone of US policy in the region: resolution of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict

How Israel, UAE and the US will benefit from the historic peace agreement
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The UAE, composed of seven emirates run by hereditary rulers led by Abu Dhabi, will be only the third Arab nation, after Egypt and Jordan, to have full ties with Israel.

AP | PTI Dubai
Secret talks and quiet ties: That's what paved the way for last week's deal between the United Arab Emirates and Israel to normalize relations.
Touted by President Donald Trump as a major Mideast breakthrough, the agreement was in fact the culmination of more than a decade of quiet links rooted in frenzied opposition to Iran that predated Trump and even Barack Obama, as well as Trump's avowed goal to undo his predecessor's Mideast legacy.
And the deal leaves behind what had been a cornerstone of US policy in the region: resolution of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
The effort to achieve that goal picked up

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First Published: Aug 19 2020 | 1:06 PM IST

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