What is also not surprising is that the Palestinian leadership does not appear to have an idea how to stop the rapid deterioration
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Despite having landed in Dubai many times before, somehow this time seemed different.
Recent American diplomacy has helped eradicate the antiquated, ill-informed, anti-Israel, Arab League policies of the past.
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Pompeo's trip comes in advance of a planned visit next Monday to the UAE by an official Israeli delegation led by National Security Adviser Meir Ben Shabbat.
As the conflict with the Palestinians has become more entrenched, so has the division grown between Israel's Jews.
Some critics of Israel claim Israel practices apartheid against the Palestinians. However, the Palestinians are largely self-governed.
The PA president also said that peace can be achieved only on the basis of international resolutions and the 2002 Arab Peace Initiative.
Israel and the Emirates have never been engaged in hostilities or belligerent armed conflict, so why should it surprise that an agreement normalizing diplomatic ties could be drawn up between them?