Joe Biden is likely to adopt and enhance Donald Trump’s peace strategy in the Middle East, according to reports citing his aides. Sara Sherif, a political analyst and journalist specialising in Israeli affairs, has explained what Biden’s version of the Abraham Accords may look like.
The Abraham Accords are the only policy launched by Donald Trump which Joe Biden wants to keep once he arrives at the Oval Office in January, according to Axios. However, it does not mean that the incoming Biden administration will adhere to Trump’s playbook, the news website remarks: it may try to use additional deals to induce israel to take steps towards a “two-state solution” to the longstanding row between the Jewish state and Palestinian Arabs.
Besides this, the Abraham Accords “have strings attached” which could make the future Biden administration “uncomfortable”, remarks The Jerusalem Post, referring, in particular to the potential sale of Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighters to the United Arab Emirates (UAE), the removal of Sudan from Washington’s terror list, and the recognition of Morocco’s sovereignty over Western Sahara. The Abraham Accords participants earlier insisted that the agreements in question should be seen separately from the peace accords.
To date, four Muslim Arab countries have signed peace deals with israel within the framework of the Abraham Accords brokered by the Trump administration and many more are apparently considering jumping on the peace…