About The Accords
The signing of the Abraham Accords ushered in a transformation in the relationship between Israel and the world’s Arab nations. With the United States’ strong bi-partisan support, over the course of four short months, between August and December 2020, four countries followed Egypt and Jordan’s bold leadership and moved to initiate the diplomatic process to normalize bilateral ties with Israel. In signing these agreements, the United States, the UAE, Bahrain, and Israel, shortly followed by Kosovo, Sudan, and Morocco, signaled a new era of warm peace and prosperity with unlimited economic opportunities.
The Accords provide the pathway to the end of the Arab-Israeli conflict and a future of peace, tolerance, and opportunity in the Middle East and around the world. They also represent a new regional chapter with a shared vision for economic prosperity. As commercial ties grow, so will the strength of the bonds between the countries and their people. The Accords could create 4 million new jobs and $1 trillion in new economic activity in the coming decade and in the near term help the region recover from the global pandemic. The Abraham Accords serve as the foundation for a peace process in the Middle East by demonstrating the tangible benefits of interpersonal ties, trade, commerce, and mutual cooperation. This effort seizes the historic opportunity to unleash the Middle East's potential, keep America safe, and help the region turn the page on a generation of conflict and instability toward a new era of multilateral cooperation.
The Abraham Accords Peace Institute is an international, non-partisan, non-profit organization dedicated to supporting the implementation and expansion of the historic peace agreements known as the Abraham Accords. The mission of the Institute is to strengthen and solidify the new bonds created through the Abraham Accords, ensure that these relationships achieve their fullest potential, and counter.
“…discussed opportunities to enhance the partnership over the coming months, including by building on the success of Israel’s normalization arrangements with UAE, Bahrain, Sudan, and Morocco.”
Readout of National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan’s phone call with Israeli National Security Advisor Meir Ben Shabbat, January 24, 2021
“I am pleased with the steps taken for the resumption of contacts between our two countries. I am convinced that we shall make this momentum sustainable in order to promote the prospects of peace for all peoples in the region”
Morocco’s King Mohammed VI
“You rightly noted our strong support for the normalization agreements, the Abraham Accords with Israel’s neighbors and beyond. We strongly support this and hopefully there’ll be other participants.”
Secretary Antony J. Blinken And Israeli Foreign Minister Yair Lapid Before Their Meeting, Remarks to the Press; June 27, 2021
“…strong support for Israel’s recent groundbreaking normalization agreements with countries in the Arab and Muslim world, and stressed the importance of advancing peace, security, and prosperity…”
Vice President Kamala Harris Call with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel March 4, 2021
“The UAE, through its benevolent approach that was established by Sheikh Zayed, embodies a global model of tolerance and coexistence. It has won the love of millions around the world. There are many people throughout the country who deeply love UAE ... coexist with us ... and share our dreams and aspirations.”
His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed
“[On the Abraham Accords] I believe that we have planted some seeds now, and I think that the short term returns have been great, but I do believe that the long term returns are going to be extraordinary.”
“The energy and enthusiasm for the Accords across the region is truly remarkable. In less than a year, this warm peace is melting decades of misunderstanding and hostility across the region. This is a peace among peoples as much as it is among nations.”
Jared Kushner, Avi Berkowitz, Haim Saban, Yousef Al Otaiba, Abdulla R. Al-Khalifa, and Gabi Ashkenazi
“I stand here today to extend a hand of peace and receive a hand of peace. Today, we are already witnessing a change in the heart of the Middle East, a change that will send hope around the world.”
Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed, the UAE Minister for Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation
“The normalization of relations between Israel and the UAE, Bahrain, Sudan, and Morocco, the first such agreements since 1994, are the biggest step forward for peace in a generation.”
Former U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo
“As Bahrainis, we drew from our national heritage as a beacon of religious tolerance in the Arab world during a time when religion has been too frequently used throughout the world as a divine sanction to spread hate and dissension.”
His Highness King Hamad bin Isa Al-Khalifa
“In terms of the Abraham Accords, that's transformational. It's enormously important to regional stability, it's important to Israel, it's just as important to the Muslim countries that have normalized with Israel. It has the potential to change the Middle East for the next 100 years.”
Former U.S. Ambassador to Israel David Friedman
“We can see before us a golden opportunity for peace, security and prosperity for our region. Let us together ... waste no time in seizing it.”
Bahrain's Foreign Minister Abdullatif Al Zayani
“…underlined the strategic importance of the normalization of relations between the United Arab Emirates and Israel…[and] expressed his full support for strengthening and expanding these arrangements.”
President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. Call with Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Mohamed bin Zayed May 4, 2021
At the Abraham Accords Peace Institute, we encourage efforts to promote interfaith and intercultural dialogue to advance a culture of peace among the three Abrahamic religions and all humanity.
We believe that the best way to address challenges is through cooperation and dialogue and that developing friendly relations among States advances the interests of lasting peace in the Middle East and around the world.
2022 trade with Accords Countries
Outbound Israeli tourists to Accords countries
Increase in trade year over year
New flights established with regional partners in 2022
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Middle East peace resources
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