Israel to sign accords with United Arab Emirates and Bahrain at White House ceremony

Two crooks: Netanyahu and TrumpPresident Donald Trump will serve as a witness Tuesday when the leaders of Israel and two Gulf Arab nations sign agreements formalizing diplomatic relations in a ceremony on the White House South Lawn.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and the foreign ministers of the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain are set to sign the accords in front of 700 invited guests. The deal follows months of diplomatic outreach led by Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner, and his envoy for international negotiations, Avi Berkowitz.

Tuesday's ceremony highlights a realignment in the Middle East, as Arab

nations once devoted to Palestinian statehood move away from that commitment to solidify their ties with Israel. It will also showcase Trump's close ties with Netanyahu and give the president a rare foreign policy victory ahead of November's election.

Netanyahu called the agreement “a massive turning point in the history of Israel as well as the history of the Middle East” in a videotaped statement from Washington on Monday.