In Israel, the development came at a dangerous time for Netanyahu, who heads a fragile and divided coalition government and is on trial for corruption. His annexation promise, which he had reiterated in the last three elections, had left him in a box after Mr. Kushner objected to him moving forward without working on Mr. Trump`s official peace plan. But shortly after Thursday`s deal, Netanyahu and his internal political rivals announced that they had made progress in coalition negotiations. Prime Minister Netanyahu said there was “no change” in his plans to annex parts of the West Bank if approved by the United States, but added that they would be temporarily frozen.  Before the deal, plans to annex 30 percent of the West Bank were already frozen, with a majority of Israelis and ruling coalition partner Benny Gantz rejecting the plan. Hundreds of thousands of Israeli settlers live in the territories, in addition to the Palestinians who, in practice, were under Israeli control.  What was clear at the event, broadcast live on major cable networks less than 50 days before the November election, was Mr. Trump`s political interests. The Trump campaign, which wants to portray the bellicose president as a diplomat and peacemaker, has taken advantage of the deals with online announcements suggesting he deserves nothing less than the Nobel Prize for which two right-wing Scandinavian lawmakers have nominated him.
President Trump said the relationship normalization agreements marked “the beginning of a new Middle East,” but some analysts said his claims were exaggerated. But analysts have found that Kushner`s initial goal of a deal between Israel and the Palestinians is further away than ever, months after Palestinian leaders declared a peace plan he worked out for years only to be dead on arrival. “This is a black day in the history of Palestine,” Ahmad Majdalani, a member of the Palestine Liberation Organization`s executive committee, said in an interview, just before the Palestinian ambassador to the EMIRATES was dismissed in protest. “This agreement is a total abandonment of the Arab consensus. The Palestinian people have not allowed anyone to make concessions to Israel in exchange for anything. Palestinian nervousness will increase after Bahrain joins the agreement. Jordanian Foreign Minister Ayman Safadi said the deal should be pursued by Israel by abandoning any plan to annex parts of the West Bank and that if the agreement could lead to its withdrawal from the Palestinian territories, it would bring the Middle East closer to peace. . . .