By now, I don’t think it’s a surprise to anyone that yet another Muslim-majority nation is getting in line to make peace with Israel. When the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain normalized relations with Israel, the only ones to complain were the Palestinians. The other Arab and Muslim nations began making little noises about getting on board the “peace train,” and Trump promised that more countries would normalize relations with Israel. On Friday, Trump made good on that promise, announcing that Sudan would normalize ties with Israel.
As he is wont to do, Trump announced the news via a text message:
HUGE win today for the United States and for peace in the world. Sudan has agreed to a peace and normalization agreement with Israel! With the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain, that’s THREE Arab countries to have done so in only a matter of weeks. More will follow!
You probably caught that Trump said that “more will follow.” He means it, too. According to Fox News:
The president said that at least five other countries wanted peace with Israel. “We have many lined up. They want to come in, get the deal done.”
Trump said that even Iran would “someday” normalize relations with Israel.
“Iran ultimately will become a member of this whole thing. Look, someday I’d love to help Iran get back on track. They’ve gone from a rich country to a poor country in three years,” he said.
“But they can’t have nuclear weapons,” he continued. “It’s always death to Israel, that’s all they shout. So they can’t have nuclear weapons.”
The president also said that a deal between Israel and the Palestinian region may be on the horizon. “Palestinians, they’re wanting to do something…”
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