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October 8, 2020 11:28 am

Netanyahu to Bring UAE Normalization Deal to Knesset for Vote Next Week

avatar by Benjamin Kerstein

Bahraini Foreign Minister Abdullatif bin Rashid Al Zayani, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and United Arab Emirates Foreign Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan display their copies of signed agreements while US President Donald Trump looks on, at the signing ceremony of the Abraham Accords, at the White House in Washington, DC, Sept. 15, 2020. Photo: Reuters / Tom Brenner.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will bring the recently-signed normalization agreement with the United Arab Emirates to the Knesset for a vote next week, it was announced on Thursday.

Officially, the deal — inked at a festive White House ceremony last month — will only take effect after both the Knesset and the UAE’s Federal National Council okay it.

Derech Eretz MK Zvi Hauser — head of the Knesset’s Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee — called on Netanyahu to bring a similar accord with Bahrain that was signed at the same White House ceremony to the committee for approval before a full Knesset vote.

Hauser also requested access to classified details that were not included in the versions of the agreements that were made public.

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