Foreign Minister Gabi Ashkenazi said the agreement would pave the way for peace agreements with other nations and welcomed the suspension of unilateral annexation. Yesh Atid`s chairman Yair Lapid welcomed the agreement as a “important step” for normalization with the UAE and said it showed mutual agreements are the path to be path to be path for Israel`s relations with other nations, instead of unilateral steps like annexation. The president of the Israeli Workers` Party, Amir Peretz, also shared this view and said that Israel`s development and security were in such agreements. He hoped for a similar agreement with the Palestinians.  Aaron David Miller, a longtime Middle East peace negotiator who now works at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, said the deal was a “win-win” deal, as it won diplomatic victories for the Emirates, Mr. Netanyahu and Mr. Trump. “The big losers are the Palestinians who have seen the Arab world move closer to Israel, which Netanyahu seems to reward for ignoring the Palestinians and harming the interests of the Palestinians,” he said. On the other hand, some Israeli rights have expressed anger at Mr. Netanyahu for breaking his promise of annexation. At a televised press conference, he said that the annexation had only been postponed “temporarily.” “In the same way that I brought peace with an Arab country,” Netanyahu said, “I will bring sovereignty.” Palestinian leaders have long opposed the normalization of relations between Israel and arab states, as this would legitimize the continuation of the occupation. Despite Israel`s clear promise to end the annexation, Palestinian leaders rejected the agreement and recalled their ambassador from Abu Dhabi.
From the point of view of the Palestinians and their supporters, the agreement reflects the bad faith parts of Israel, the United Arab Emirates and the United States, as the Israelis and Emiratis had already normalized their relations before the Abraham Agreement. Well, it`s a very mixed bag for Palestinians. Because you`re right. They avoid a disastrous result that loses up to 30 percent of the territory that would one day have been part of a Palestinian state.