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‘Abraham Accords’ won’t change RI’s position: FM

  • Dian Septiari

    Jakarta

Jakarta   /   Sat, September 19 2020   /  01:00 am
(Left to right) Foreign Affairs Minister of Bahrain Abdullatif bin Rashid Al Zayani, Prime Minister of Israel Benjamin Netanyahu, US President Donald Trump, and Foreign Affairs Minister of the United Arab Emirates Abdullah bin Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan participate in the signing ceremony of the Abraham Accords on the South Lawn of the White House on September 15, 2020 in Washington, DC. (Agence France Presse/Alex Wong/Getty Images)

The normalization of diplomatic relations between Israel and some Gulf Arab countries will not change Indonesia’s support for the Palestinians in the longstanding Middle East conflict, a government spokesman has said. As a staunch supporter of the Palestinian struggle for independence, predominantly Muslim Indonesia has paid close attention to the latest developments in the Palestinian-Israeli conflict. United States President Donald Trump hosted on Tuesday officials from the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain, who signed deals to consolidate furtive ties with Israel despite protests from the Palestinians. The two countries became the third and fourth Arab states to normalize ties since Israel signed peace treaties with Egypt in 1979 and Jordan in 1994. Trump’s showmanship in celebrating the so-called “Abraham Accords” has exposed fault lines in the ...