The Biden State Department has instructed employees to refer to the Abraham Accords as “normalization agreements” and the term “Abraham Accords” has been removed from official State Department communications, the Washington Free Beacon reported on Friday.
The report was based on a source from the Biden administration, with the Free Beacon independently reviewing two internal State Department emails instructing employees of the new policy.
The source said that the term “Abraham Accords” has been removed from all documents, statements and official communications. Senior department officials have tried to keep the new policy quiet and are “cagey” about explaining it.
A hint of the new policy was first seen in April when an AP correspondent repeatedly asked State Department spokesman Ned Price to state the name of the peace agreements, with the latter refusing to do so, insisting that “we call them normalization agreements.”
The Biden administration continued with its seeming policy of downplaying or attacking President Donald Trump’s achievements last month during Operation Guardian of the Walls when White House press secretary Jen Psaki said that the Trump administration failed to do “anything constructive” to advance peace in the Middle East.
(YWN Israel Desk – Jerusalem)