Trump Gives Netanyahu “The Key To The White House”

The Washington Post reports:

President Trump will preside over a White House signing ceremony Tuesday in which Israel will establish formal ties with two Arab states, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain, in what Trump calls the flowering of his Middle East peace plan. The agreement, called the Abraham Accord in honor of the three Abrahamic religions rooted in what is now Israel and surrounding lands.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will attend, but the UAE and Bahrain chose to send their foreign ministers rather than heads of state or government. That, along with precautions against the spread of the coronavirus, will deny Trump the chance to fully re-create the historic group handshakes that were the symbolic capstone of past White House peace ceremonies.