When Israel and the UAE announced they were to establish formal relations – the so-called Abraham Accord – reactions in the Middle East ranged from supportive to condemning. While Bahrain and Oman praised the accord, the Palestinian Authority condemned the announcement and called it a betrayal. Saudi Arabia, on the other hand, initially stayed quiet.
Israeli Minister of Culture and Sport Miri Regev, center, visits Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates on Oct. 29, 2018. (AP)