Josh Abel /Staff reporter
This year in September Israel and the United Arab Emirates signed a US-brokered peace deal known as the Abraham Accords. To start an end to tensions in the middle east and help rise against Iran. Since this happened many different news sources have showed their bias towards this event and how they feel about it.
BBC news talks about the many different things that make this deal significant such as UAE being able to purchase advanced weapons from the United States. in particular the “F-35 stealth fighter” and the “EA-18G Growler electronic warfare aircraft” Because of the Emirates suspicion of Iran becoming a dangerously rising enemy. This is also significant because it is finally breaks the tensions between the Jewish state and the Arabs. It is also helpful for U.S. President Trump to be able to put rising tension on Iran and make them know that they shouldn’t try any thing. Iran has shown many times their blatant disagreement for this treaty, UAE is a lot closer to Iran than Israel is, giving these better fighting aircrafts is definitely an advantage. They can then retaliate very easily.
The Palestinians feel betrayed.
According to the BBC news article https://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-53770859 the Palestinians “have condemned the Abraham Accords as a betrayal. The new agreement breaks a long-standing Arab consensus that the price of normal relations with Israel was independence for the Palestinians.
But now Israel is cementing new public relationships with Arab states while the Palestinians still languish under occupation in East Jerusalem and the West Bank, and in what amounts to an open prison in Gaza.
Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the UAE’s de facto ruler, says that his price for the deal was Israel’s agreement to stop the annexation of large parts of the West Bank.”
Much of the bias is rounded around Iran and how it is becoming a rising terror towards the middle east. Honestly in terms of bias I feel like they weren’t really biased towards any of the main parties, they were more biased to the way Iran is becoming a rising threat and how Palestine feels betrayed by this agreement.