After the United Arab Emirates, now Bahrain has also recognized Israel. Leaders of Israel, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain will sign this historic agreement to recognize Israel on Tuesday at the White House in Washington, in the presence of US President Donald Trump.
These two Gulf countries are Saudi Arabia’s closest allies. And according to some observers, they cannot recognize Israel without the full support of Saudi Arabia.
Earlier, flights have started between Abu Dhabi and Tel Aviv following an agreement between Israel and the United Arab Emirates.
Israeli planes will reach the United Arab Emirates via Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and Bahrain airports.
Thousands of Israelis and Emiratis are looking to fly to Tel Aviv, Dubai and Abu Dhabi.
The President of the United Arab Emirates, through an order in the past, abolished the law of economic boycott of Israel and paved the way for the beginning of economic relations with Israel.
What effect this agreement will have on the future of the Palestinians is not known yet. But the Palestinians have not accepted this decision.
Palestine has condemned Bahrain for recognizing Israel.
It should be noted that Bahrain is the fourth Arab country to recognize Israel.
Announcing the Israel-Bahrain Agreement recently, President Trump said that other Arab countries are also soon to establish relations with Israel.
The newspaper New York Times, quoting Saudi affairs specialist Bernard Heckel at Princeton University, wrote, “This is the beginning of a series. And there are indications that Saudi Arabia is moving in this direction.” However, this path will be difficult for the Saudi emperor. “
In response to a question during the recent election campaign, Democratic Party presidential candidate Joe Biden said during the election campaign, “If a Jewish-majority country recognizes Israel, a Muslim-majority country like Pakistan, it will It would be better for peace. But in this situation, Israel should also make a political solution to two countries. That is, along with Israel, the establishment of an independent Palestine country will also have to be implemented. “
After the announcement of the recent agreement between the UAE and Israel, discussion on the question of Israel has started in Pakistan as well.
Explaining his government’s policy, Prime Minister Imran Khan has repeatedly said that Pakistan cannot recognize Israel until the problem of the Palestinians is resolved judicially.
The idea of recognizing Israel has been coming to Pakistan.
Ayesha Siddiqua, a famous defense affairs analyst, says that Pakistan has had informal relations with Israel at various stages.
According to him, “In the 1970s, Pakistan bought weapons from Israel through Iran. At that time, the Shah of Iran was playing the role of Pakistan’s messenger. This happened in the time of General Zia-ul-Haq. At that time, arms were transported from Pakistan to the US and Israel to Iran via Pakistan. Such informal relations have been there. But talking about establishing traditional diplomatic relations was first discussed during the era of General Pervez Musharraf. “
“Pervez Musharraf addressed a Jewish conference in the United States. He sent his foreign minister, Khurshid Mahmud Kasuri, to Turkey for talks with the representatives of Israel, but these talks did not extend beyond a boundary.”
This question was discussed even a year and a half ago. One argument has been that Pakistan had adopted a policy of not recognizing Israel for the sake of Arab countries. And now, when the Arab countries themselves are establishing relations with Israel, Pakistan should also establish relations.
South Asia’s foreign affairs analyst Nirupama Subramaniam says, “Whether it is the civilian government of Pakistan or the army of Pakistan. Whether it is the PPP government or the government of Nawaz Sharif. Everyone has to resolve the issue diplomatically. Wants. Because they now realize that the world has moved a lot. It is also that Pakistan is not seeing any role for itself in the Middle East. “
Religion has dominated the decades-old policy of Pakistan on Israel-Palestinian issue. Against this backdrop, there is an increased talk on the relationship between Jews and Muslims.
Challenge for pakistan
Ayesha Siddiqua says, “This problem is very complex in the way we have built our society. It cannot be solved in a day or two. Whether it is Pakistan’s military institute or government. Recognizing Israel The question of giving is a big political and diplomatic challenge for Pakistan. “
According to Nirupama Subramanian, “A year ago when the constitutional position of Kashmir administered by India was changed. At that time, the people of Pakistan had the expectation from Imran Khan’s government that the Imran government could go to any extent for Kashmir. But he fought only a verbal battle, which caused a lot of disappointment from the government towards the people. “
Nirupama Subramanian adds, “If Pakistan recognizes Israel at this time or extends a hand of friendship towards it, then the public will get a message that Pakistan has left the Palestinians. It is difficult for the government to justify its position Will be done.”
Ayesha Siddiqua says, “Kashmir and Palestine are connected in a way. These two problems are one of a kind. If Pakistan recognizes Israel, then the question arises how much Pakistan will have to pay for Kashmir. . “
Ayesha further adds, “If you take a step that can cause great unrest in society, then it will cost a lot. I think no one is in a situation that can decide this right now.”
From the kind of signs that are being received, it seems that other Arab countries can recognize Israel in the near future. To a large extent it is also possible that the long-standing dispute of a broken Palestine will be resolved in one way or the other.
This changing situation will also have a direct impact on the Kashmir dispute and Pakistan will have to prepare its future strategy from now.