But what he discovered was that the Europeans opposed it, the Arab states opposed it, including its future potential allies in the Gulf. And in fact, it`s interesting to note that the Trump administration wasn`t enthusiastic about it either. Partly because the United States and others have talked about it in the United States, it is a red line for us. We cannot support your peace efforts if Israel takes this step. Prime Minister Netanyahu said there was “no change” in plans to cancel parts of the West Bank if approved by the United States, but added that they would be temporarily suspended.  Prior to the agreement, the plan to annex the West Bank by 30% had already been frozen, with the majority of Israelis and government coalition partners Benny Gantz rejecting the plan. Hundreds of thousands of Israeli settlers live in the territories, in addition to Palestinians who in practice were under Israeli control.  It is for all these reasons that I say no to this agreement, as well as anyone who deals with justice. Peace, security, equality and respect for the long-awaited rights of the Palestinian people: this agreement is exactly the opposite. On 17 August, Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu said that Israel was working to launch direct flights to the United Arab Emirates using Saudi airspace.  Netanyahu`s office and other officials later denied reports of authorization to sell F-35 fighter jets to the United States after the agreement.  Emirati Foreign Minister Anwar Gargash said in an interview with the Atlantic Council that the peace agreement must remove all obstacles to the acquisition of the jets, while any sale would take years to negotiate and deliver, and the UAE had not reapplyed after the agreement.  However, education and peace are not among these areas.
Although Gulf governments have no borders with Israel and have never confronted Israel militarily, the full normalization of non-governmental relations between countries remains a major challenge. Many Arabs have deeply entrenched anti-Semitic, anti-Israeli and anti-Zionist views. Holocaust denial is still widespread in the public opinion of Arab countries. In Bahrain, the first Arab Gulf state to speak publicly in favour of the agreement as a step towards peace, fears of government repression prevented activists from voiceing their criticisms.  On 26 August, Bahrain`s King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa told US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo that the Gulf State was committed to creating a Palestinian state and implicitly opposed the normalization of relations with Israel.  The country subsequently agreed to a normalization of relations with Israel, announced by US President Donald Trump on September 12.  And Palestinian academics are angry at the agreements, says philosopher Sari Nusseibeh, former president of Al-Quds University in East Jerusalem. However, Nusseibeh is convinced that the agreement will encourage greater Palestinian participation in research cooperation.