ECR Party

14 October 2020, 11:30AM CET

The Normalisation of relations between the UAE, Bahrain and Israel

The tenth webinar in "Europe Debates" series

Restarting the Middle East Peace Process?

After 72 years since the outbreak of the Arab-Israeli conflict, the US brokered a historic decision between sovereign states with the strategic aim to open new horizons that support prosperity and stability in the region. With the normalisation of relations between the UAE and Bahrain, on the one hand, and Israel on the other, the Middle East has recently seen a shift towards peace, cooperation and tolerance. President Trump has stated that more countries are to join the historic move and soon will also normalise relations with Israel. Unlike the peace accords with Egypt and Jordan, the UAE and Bahrain have signalled that they seek a warm peace between their nations and wish to move forward with the cooperation as soon as possible. How will the historic deal alter the fate of the region towards a more hopeful and positive future? How will it impact the prospects for the resolution of the decades old Israeli-Palestinian conflict?

The Normalisation of relations between the UAE, Bahrain and Israel

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H.E. Aharon Leshno-Yaar

Ambassador of Israel to the European Union and NATO


H.E. Mohamed Issa Hamad Abushahab

Ambassador of the United Arab Emirates to the Kingdom of Belgium, the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg and the European Union


H.E. Dr. Bahia Jawad Al Jishi

Bahraini ambassador to Belgium, Denmark and Luxembourg, European Union and NATO.


Bert-Jan Ruissen MEP

Member of the European Parliament, Netherlands


Anna Fotyga

Member of the European Parliament, Poland


Richard Milsom

ECR Party Executive Director