“A Question Of When, Not If,” Avi Berkowitz Confirms Trump’s Claim Of Further Peace Deals

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Special Representative for International Negotiations Avi Berkowitz confirmed US President Donald Trump’s statements on Tuesday about further peace deals between Muslim countries and Israel on Israel’s Army Radio on Thursday morning.

“The president was asked about it and he replied – we are in ongoing detailed conversations with five to ten other countries in the Arab world who are willing and excited to normalize ties with Israel now that the Palestinian veto is gone. It’s a question of when, not if.”

Berkowitz said that the Trump administration wants to maintain the momentum regarding normalization agreements between Israel and Arab countries, adding that he received a call from Bahrain immediately after the announcement of the Israel/United Arab Emirates deal, expressing interest in doing the same.

Berkowitz also addressed the issue of a potential U.S. sale of F-35 fighter jets to the UAE. “It’s not a component of the deal,” he asserted. “Everyone knows the Emiratis have had this request for many, many years. Of course, peace does change things and makes it more possible. It can happen if it doesn’t jeopardize Israel’s security in any way.”

(YWN Israel Desk – Jerusalem)

4 COMMENTS

  1. Iyh these normalization will continue under the Biden administration and hopefully without more arms sales.

    Only one who is naieve will believe that the sale of F35’s has nothing to do with this deal. Peace for weapons is the reality of what has happened. Likud MK Yuval Steinitz has expressed concern that the Trump administration will continue to pressure Israel on sales of advanced weapons to other countries. This is real concern and a real threat to Israel. Mr Berkowitz should not attempt to minimize it.

  2. If the claim is false, and:
    a. Trump loses the election, Trump and his supporters will blame the disappearance of the deals on Biden;

    b. Trump wins the election, Trump’s supporters will forget about Trump’s promises.

    For those of us not up on the latest, who is Avi Berkowitz, and why would anyone believe him – borrowed his ears from Obama.

  3. Stop dreaming!
    This is not “peace”.
    This is an application of the Arab proverb ” the enemy of my enemy is my friend”.
    What we have here is a military pact between the US, the Arabs, and Israel in preparation for war with Iran.
    Not “peace” – WAR!