Netanyahu says new peace push could end Arab-Israeli conflict


WASHINGTON, Sept 16, 2020 (BSS/AFP) – Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Tuesday a new US-brokered peace drive has the potential to end the Arab-Israeli conflict for good, as he prepared to seal a landmark accord normalizing ties with the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain.

“This day is a pivot of history, it heralds a new dawn of peace,” Netanyahu told hundreds of attendees at a White House signing ceremony.

“This peace will eventually expand to include other Arab states. And ultimately, it can end the Arab-Israeli conflict, once and for all,” he said.

Addressing the gathering, UAE Foreign Minister Abdullah bin Zayed Al-Nahyan personally thanked Netanyahu for “choosing peace and for halting the annexation of Palestinian territories.”