The day after the first public 11.12 of the agreement between Israel and the United Arab Emirates, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian said Beijing was “happy” that the two countries are taking steps to ease tensions in the Middle East.  He also said, “We hope that the parties concerned can take concrete steps so that the Palestinian issue can return to fair dialogue and negotiations,” adding that China intends to play “a constructive role” in the realization of a Palestinian state.  WHITE HOUSE – Behind the Resolute Desk in the Oval Office, US President Donald Trump announced Thursday morning a “historic peace agreement” between the United Arab Emirates and Israel to begin the “complete normalization of relations”. The agreement provides for Israel`s obligation to suspend the annexation of Palestinian land in the occupied West Bank. Beijing is not under pressure to act quickly or courageously on the Abraham Agreement. As is the case for countries around the world, China has yet to fully recognize the impact of the agreements. There is no doubt that officials in Beijing will closely monitor the development of the agreements at the regional level. China`s leaders will do everything in their power to reduce any risk to Beijing posed by formalizing Israel`s relations with Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates, while trying to take full advantage of the opportunities the deal could offer. Oman has postponed a decision to normalize relations with Israel until the US presidential election held on November 3, 2020.  The deal is a victory for Mohammed bin Zayed, crown prince of Abu Dhabi and de facto ruler of the Emirates; Mohammed bin Salman, the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia; Benjamin Netanyahu, the Eternal Prime Minister of Israel; and President Donald Trump.
Their deal aims to discredit the reflexive accusation that the deals are only aimed at fighting a mutual geopolitical threat: Iran. Prime Minister Netanyahu said there was “no change” in his plans to annex parts of the West Bank if approved by the United States, but added that they would be temporarily frozen.  Before the deal, plans to annex 30 percent of the West Bank were already frozen, with a majority of Israelis and benny Gantz, partners in the ruling coalition, rejecting the plan. . . .