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Trump presides as Israel, two Arab states sign historic pacts – Sydney Morning Herald

Declaring “the dawn of a new Middle East”, President Donald Trump has presided over the signing of historic diplomatic pacts between Israel, Bahrain and the UAE…

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Trump’s political backers are looking for the agreements to boost his standing as a statesman with just seven weeks to go before election day. Until now, foreign policy has not had a major role in a campaign dominated by the coronavirus, racial issues and the economy. The pandemic was in the backdrop of the White House ceremony, where there was no social distancing and most guests didn’t wear masks.
The agreements won’t end active wars, but supporters believe they could pave the way for a broad…

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