Israel’s Expansion of Diplomatic Relations in 2020

In its first seventy-two years, Israel made peace with two Arab countries, Egypt and Jordan. In the span of four months, Israel had made peace with four more.

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Israel’s established diplomatic relations with the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain on September 11, 2020 under the aegis of the Abraham Accords.

This marked the first instance of Arab–Israeli normalization since 1994, when the Israel–Jordan peace treaty came into effect.

In December 2020, Morocco joined the accords and normalized relations with Israel. Then, in January 2021, Sudan joined the Abraham Accords and normalized relations with Israel.

The Hamas terrorist attack on Israel on October 7, 2023 was the deadliest terrorist attack against Israel since the state’s establishment in 1948, and the scale of the death toll was unprecedented in Israeli history. The ongoing conflict between Israel and Hamas has sparked a sustained global wave of protests.

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