It was three years ago, on Sept. 15, 2020.
In Washington alongside Donald Trump, representatives from the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Israel signed the Abraham Accords.
The agreement formalized the normalization of diplomatic relations between these countries, under the auspices of the United States.
At the time, the agreement was described as “a historic text” by some and “an act of betrayal towards the Palestinians” by others.
Three years later, what assessment can be made of these accords?
While the formalization of these relations did not lead to a new balance of power and alliances in the region (the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain have never been at war with Israel), they greatly strengthened ties between the countries, especially on the economic front.
But an agreement between states does not necessarily include the support of its population: for now, Arab populations still remain skeptical or even defiant towards Israel, for the most part.
We take a closer look in a five-minute video analysis.