The historic Abraham Accord has just been signed between the United States, Israel, Bahrain and the United Aram Emirates, essentially bringing peace between Arab nations in the Middle East and Israel.
The agreement was signed at the White House today by US President Donald Trump, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Sheikh Abdullah Bin Zayed, the Minister of Foreign affairs for the, UAE and the Bahrain Foreign Affairs Minister, Khalid bin Ahmed Al Khalifa.
Flags of all the nations flew on the South Lawn of the White House today.
In a show of support for the newly inked peace accord, the storied walls of Jerusalem's Old City honoured via holograph the agreement between the four nations.
Israel, the UAE and Saudi Arabia have already been working hard on normalizing relations lately, including a recent agreement to allow Israel and the UAE to fly commercial flights through Saudi airspace. Now, with this recent agreement including the country of Bahrain, things are moving rapidly towards stability in the region.
All of this is considered by many to be shocking because historically, Arab nations have tended to side with Palestine against Israel. However, changes in the geopolitical landscape have led to shifting alliances between nations in the region, especially as the Arab world feels more and more threatened by Iran.
The Trump administration's Jared Kushner and other Americans who were behind the deal are hoping that now that these four nations are on board with this peace deal, other areas in the region will also see fit to take part in the deal and the many benefits it offers them.