The Associated Press 

Trump presides as Israel, 2 Arab states sign historic pacts


Last updated 9/21/2020 at 3:12am

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President Donald Trump, center, with from left, Bahrain Foreign Minister Khalid bin Ahmed Al Khalifa, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and United Arab Emirates Foreign Minister Abdullah bin Zayed al-Nahyan, celebrate the Abraham Accords signing ceremony on the South Lawn of the White House, Tuesday, Sept. 15, in Washington.

Deb Riechmann, Matthew Lee and Jonathan Lemire

Declaring "the dawn of a new Middle East," President Donald Trump signed historic diplomatic pacts Tuesday, Sept. 15, with Israel and two Gulf Arab nations that he hopes will lead to a new order in the Middle East and cast him as a peacemaker at the height of his reelection campaign.

Hundreds of people massed on the sun-washed South Lawn to witness the signing of agreements between Israel and the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain. The bilateral agreements formalize the normalization of the Jewish state's already thawing relations with the two...

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