The UAE-Israel deal is Trump’s first genuine foreign policy success, experts say

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The groundbreaking agreement between Israel and the United Arab Emirates has delivered a political lifeline to Israel’s embattled prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu, and represents President Donald Trump’s first genuine foreign policy success, regional analysts and former U.S. officials said.

Apart from the immediate boost for Trump and for Netanyahu, who both face political headwinds over their response to the coronavirus pandemic, the agreement signals a potential realignment for the Middle East and a victory for Israel’s decades-long effort to secure diplomatic recognition from Arab governments, experts said.

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