The Abraham Accords are a series of peace agreements between Israel and several Arab countries, the UAE being the first. The United States helped broker the historic joint statement after months of negotiation, and the leaders of both Middle Eastern nations formally signed the agreement on August 13, 2020.
As the first normalization of relations between Israel and an Arabic country since 1994 (when Israel made an agreement with Jordan), the Abraham Accords is a pivotal moment in Israeli political history. Although there’s still much to be done, it’s an essential step towards peace between Israel and the Arab world.
Shortly afterward, on September 15, 2020, Bahrain joined the Abraham Accords by signing a similar agreement on the White House lawn in Washington D.C.
The name “Abraham” refers to the great father of the faith of the three Abrahamic religions: Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. It’s a symbolic title that promotes unity between Arabic and Jewish people by recognizing the shared patriarch.