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Israel and UAE to normalize relations in Mideast political shift

Trump helps broker accord that puts West Bank annexations on hold

U.S. Ambassador to Israel David Melech Friedman and White House senior adviser Jared Kushner applaud after U.S. President Donald Trump announced a peace deal between Israel and the United Arab Emirates from the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Aug.13.   © Reuters

DUBAI/JERUSALEM/WASHINGTON (Reuters) -- Israel and the United Arab Emirates announced on Thursday that they will normalise diplomatic ties and forge a broad new relationship, a move that reshapes the order of Middle East politics from the Palestinian issue to the fight against Iran.

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