Sudan establishes relations with Israel
by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 10/23/20, 05:24 pm
President Donald Trump announced on Friday that a third Arab nation will normalize its diplomatic ties with Israel under a U.S.-brokered deal. In exchange, the United States will remove Sudan from the U.S. list of state sponsors of terrorism.
Why is this significant? The deal opens the door for Israel to offer aid, investment, and debt relief to Sudan’s transitional government. It is part of a larger effort by the Trump administration to encourage peace deals between Arab nations and Israel. United Arab Emirates officials visited Israel for the first time this week under its recent agreement, and Bahrain has established relations with the Jewish nation, as well.
Dig deeper: Read Mindy Belz’s report about the implications of the new Arab-Israeli deals.
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Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Rachel is an assistant editor for WORLD Digital. She is a Patrick Henry College and World Journalism Institute graduate. Rachel resides with her husband in Wheaton, Ill.