Trump presides as Israel, 2 Arab states sign historic pacts
Last updated 9/21/2020 at 3:12am
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...