Biden follows Trump’s lead in Arab-Israeli agreements
International Desk: The Biden administration is laying the groundwork for a renewed emphasis on encouraging more Arab countries to reach an agreement with Israel and strengthening existing ones. The fierce fighting in the Gaza Strip last month hampered these diplomatic efforts. The adoption of the so-called “Abraham Accords” is a rare instance of President Joe Biden and other Democrats pursuing a particular policy of the Trump administration.
The Trump administration has reduced hostility and separatism to the Jewish state in West Asia since the founding of Israel in 1948, citing American influence and encouraging efforts to reach agreements reached by four billion countries last year. The Biden administration has seen the potential for agreements reached by several other Arab governments to normalize relations with Israel. However, US officials have refused to identify the countries where they see the potential.
It is believed that Sudan and Oman could join, but last month’s 11-day war between Israel and Hamas extremists in Gaza has complicated US-backed diplomacy for new Abrahamic agreements.