“You have bravely confronted the tyrants of Tehran, you have proposed a realistic vision for peace between Israel and the Palestinians, and you have successfully conveyed the historic peace we are signing today,” Netanyahu said. Canadian Foreign Minister François-Philippe Champagne hailed the agreement as a historic and positive step towards a peaceful and secure Middle East, adding that Canada welcomed the suspension of annexation plans.  Australian Foreign Minister Marise Payne said the agreement was important and that the suspension of the annexation was important.  Abdullatif bin Rashid al-Zayani called the standardization agreement “an important first step.” Sheikh Abdullah signs the first such agreement between an Arab country and Israel in more than a quarter of a century of demonstrations and demonstrations have taken place in many Cities in Pakistan to condemn the agreement between the United Arab Emirates and Israel.  The leader of the Israeli settler group Yesha Council, David Elhayani, accused Mr. Netanyahu of “betraying” some of his loyal supporters and of “deceiving half a million people in the region and hundreds of thousands of hard-working people.” Oded Revivi [he], the mayor of Efrat, a settlement of more than 9,000 people south of Jerusalem, supported Netanyahu, arguing that “the Israeli agreement to defer the application of Israeli law in the Jewish settlements of Judea and Samaria was a fair price to pay,” adding that it could change the way settlements are viewed.  Beit El Settlement Mayor Shai Alon and Shomron Regional Council President Yossi Dagan also criticized the agreement.  Nabil Abu Rudeineh, a senior adviser to President Mahmoud Abbas, read an official statement in which Palestinian leaders rejected the agreement and called it treason against Jerusalem, the Al-Aqsa Mosque and the Palestinians.  The Palestinian Authority (PNA) recalled its ambassador from Abu Dhabi.   Palestinian leaders also said that Hamas leader called Ismail Haniyeh Abbas and rejected the agreement, which Reuters called a “rare manifestation of unity.”  Recognising the importance of a supportive legal framework for the movement of people and goods and to promote an ongoing business-friendly environment, the parties strive to provide each other with the greatest possible legal cooperation, in accordance with their national legislation, including mutual legal assistance in civil and commercial matters. The Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps has warned the United Arab Emirates that it will have dangerous consequences for the agreement. Iranian President Hassan Rouhani called the agreement a “huge mistake” and warned the United Arab Emirates that Israel was not safe in the Gulf. Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif spoke of a betrayal of Arab and non-Arab countries in the Middle East.
A group of protesters with less than 100 residents gathered in front of the VaE Embassy in Tehran on 15 August, chanting “Death to America” and “Death to Israel”. Protesters also burned Israel`s flag.  The conservative newspaper Kayhan, whose editor-in-chief is appointed by Iran`s Supreme Leader, warned that the agreement had made the United Arab Emirates a “legitimate and simple objective.”  President Trump and the First Lady participate in the signing ceremony of the Abraham Agreement, during which Hamas in Gaza and other groups in the region could become radicalized. Given Bahrain`s decision to follow in the UAE`s footsteps and normalize its own diplomatic relations with Israel, one interpretation is that Saudi Arabia (which joins the UAE in making all of Bahrain`s foreign policy decisions) is effectively abandoning the Arab Peace Initiative, which then-Saudi Prince Abdulla proposedhd in 2002.