The Abraham Accords: Divided Opinions among Experts on Its Fate

The Abraham Accords, signed last year, were initiated after the Hamas attack towards Israel. Due to the Israeli war and ongoing conflict in Gaza, Bahrain has recalled its ambassador to Israel and paused economic cooperation. The Israeli Foreign Ministry denied claims that Bahrain’s ambassador was being removed and insisted that Bahraini relations were stable. Officials from nine Arab countries issued a statement condemning the Gaza conflict and calling for a two-state solution. UAE President Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan announced plans to treat 1,000 Palestinian children in UAE hospitals.
While there have been no official interactions between Israel and the UAE, flights between them have continued. The source asserts that coordination remains between Israel and the UAE, especially concerning talks of conflict expansion. Amjad Taha, an expert in political and strategic affairs, stressed that the Abraham Accords could be the solution to the crisis, and long term could bring more Arab countries together to sign similar agreements as Bahrain and the UAE.
However, scholar Dr. Najat Al-Saeed has expressed skepticism about the Biden Administration’s commitment to the Abraham Accords, questioning their lack of vision and strength on complex issues like the accords. She fears that the increase of regional terrorism could undermine the accords. Therefore, the future of the processes within the Abraham Accords hangs in the balance.