Rallies and demonstrations have been held in many cities in Pakistan to condemn the agreement between the UAE and Israel.  The head of the Israeli settler group Yesha Council, David Elhayani, accused Mr. Netanyahu of “betraying” some of his most loyal supporters and of “deceiving half a million people in the region and hundreds of thousands of voters.” Oded Revivi, mayor of Efrat, a settlement of more than 9,000 people south of Jerusalem, supported Netanyahu, arguing that “the Israeli agreement to postpone the application of Israeli law in Jewish settlements in Judea and Samaria is a fair price,” adding that it is about how settlements are viewed, could change.  Beit El Settlement Mayor Shai Alon and Shomron Regional Council Chairman Yossi Dagan also criticized the deal.  Ordinary Palestinians protested the deal on social media and some also insulted the UAE. Meanwhile, Abbas Zaki, a member of Fatah`s Central Committee, called the agreement a breakdown of the Arab consensus on the management of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. He accused the UAE of betraying Arabs and Palestinians before pushing the NAP to withdraw its ambassador from the UAE, and also called on the Arab League to end the 2002 Arab peace initiative.  Jared Kushner, a senior adviser to the President of the United States, condemned Kuwait`s position. However, according to Al Jazeera, his condemnation was shared online as positive.
 However, the Kuwaiti government itself has remained silent on the agreement. On 18 August, 37 Kuwaiti MPs called on them to condemn the agreement.  Two days earlier, the Kuwaiti newspaper Al-Qabas, citing unnamed government sources, had indicated that the Kuwaiti government`s position vis-à-vis Israel was unchanged.  WHITE HOUSE – Behind the Resolute Desk in the Oval Office thursday morning, USA President Donald Trump announced a “historic peace agreement” between the United Arab Emirates and Israel to begin the “complete normalization of relations.” The agreement provides for Israel`s obligation to suspend the annexation of Palestinian land in the occupied West Bank. The agreement was formalized by a signing ceremony on September 15, 2020 at the White House in Washington, D.C. The UAE ambassador to the United States and a close adviser to Mohammed bin Zayed, Yousef Al Otaiba, was one of the main negotiators of the peace agreement. Al Otaiba was one of the well-connected and powerful supporters in the United States, who was in contact with Jared Kushner, who was leading the negotiations on the peace agreement.  In August 2020, Al Otaiba issued a statement in which he hailed Abraham`s agreement as “an asset for diplomacy and for the region,” saying it “eases tensions and creates new energy for positive change.”  In the months leading up to the agreement, Israel had cooperated in secret with the UAE to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. European media reported that the Mossad had quietly procured health supplies from the Gulf countries.   Benjamin Netanyahu, the Prime Minister of Israel, indicated in late June 2020 that the two countries were cooperating in the fight against the coronavirus and that Mossad chief Yossi Cohen had visited the United Arab Emirates several times. However, the UAE seemed to downplay it a few hours later by revealing that it was simply an agreement between private companies and not at the state level.  On August 13, 2020, Israel and the United Arab Emirates signed an agreement brokered by US President Donald Trump.  Under the agreement, Israel and the UAE will establish full diplomatic relations, with the UAE being, along with Egypt and Jordan, the third Arab state to fully recognize Israel.
 As part of the agreement, Israel agreed to suspend plans to annex the Jordan Valley.  Mossad director Yossi Cohen visited the UAE several times for more than a year to mediate the Abraham Agreement.  In accordance with Article 5 of the Treaty on Peace, Diplomatic Relations and Full Normalization between the United Arab Emirates and the State of Israel, the Parties conclude bilateral agreements in areas of mutual interest that they have approved to promote the following provisions. . . .