U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken pledged, during a virtual Zoom event, that the Biden administration would actively work to support and expand the growing diplomatic ties between Israel and the Arab nations at the one-year anniversary of the Abraham Accords. 

Blinken hosted the virtual event called “One Year Anniversary of the Abraham Accords: Normalization Agreements in Action,” which was attended by Israeli Foreign Minister Yair Lapid, Morocco’s Foreign Minister Nasser Bourita, former U.A.E. foreign minister Anwar Gargash and Bahrain’s U.S. Ambassador Abdullah Al Khalifa.

Israeli, Emirati, and Bahraini government officials had been pressing the Biden administration for the past two months to hold some kind of commemoration for the anniversary. However, Washington has been lukewarm about acknowledging the agreements, which were the crowning achievement of the Trump administration. President Biden won’t even mention the agreements by name. 


Democratic Hostility Towards the Agreements

Secretary Blinken broke with that during the virtual meeting and used the term Abraham Accords, something the rest of the Biden administration has avoided in an attempt to ignore everything that the previous administration did. 

Abraham Accord signing
On September 15, 2020, the signers of the Abraham Accords gathered on the White House lawn. During the anniversary meeting, however, no word was mentioned of former President Trump nor former Prime Minister Netanyahu. (Wikimedia Commons)

With the continuation of hostilities between Democrats and Republicans in Washington, the Biden administration and major media outlets have been loath to give any sort of acknowledgment to the accords.

Part of the reason for this silence has been that the Abraham Accords went against the grain for many of the far-left progressives in the Democratic party.

The Abraham Accords bypassed the terrorist Hamas organization and the Palestinian Authority after decades of appeasing Palestinian demands. The accords cut out the Palestinians from the equation and showed that they have to compromise and that begins with recognizing that the Israelis belong in the region.