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In pictures: UAE, Bahrain establishes ties with Israel in Trump-brokered deal

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The United Arab Emirates and Bahrain signed landmark agreements on Tuesday to move toward establishing normal relations with Israel, setting in motion a potentially historic shift in Middle East politics at a White House ceremony hosted by President Donald Trump.

In pictures: UAE, Bahrain establishes ties with Israel in Trump-brokered deal

US President Donald Trump (2nd R), Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (2nd L), UAE Foreign Minister Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan (R) and Bahrain Foreign Minister Abdullatif bin Rashid Al Zayani (L) attend a signing ceremony for the agreements on “normalization of relations” reached between Israel, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Bahrain at the White House in Washington.

In pictures: UAE, Bahrain establishes ties with Israel in Trump-brokered deal

US President Donald Trump (2nd R), Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (2nd L), UAE Foreign Minister Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan (R) and Bahrain Foreign Minister Abdullatif bin Rashid Al Zayani (L) attend a signing ceremony for the agreements on “normalization of relations” reached between Israel, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Bahrain at White House in Washington.

In pictures: UAE, Bahrain establishes ties with Israel in Trump-brokered deal

(L-R) Foreign Affairs Minister of Bahrain Abdullatif bin Rashid Al Zayani, Prime Minister of Israel Benjamin Netanyahu, US President Donald Trump and Foreign Affairs Minister of the United Arab Emirates Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan attend the signing ceremony of the Abraham Accords, at the White House in Washington.

In pictures: UAE, Bahrain establishes ties with Israel in Trump-brokered deal

(L-R) UAE Foreign Minister Abdullah bin Zayed Al-Nahyan, Bahrain Foreign Minister Abdullatif al-Zayani, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, and US President Donald Trump, wave on the South Lawn of the White House after they participated in the signing of the Abraham Accords where the countries of Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates recognize Israel, in Washington.

In pictures: UAE, Bahrain establishes ties with Israel in Trump-brokered deal

(L-R) Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, US President Donald Trump, Bahrain Foreign Minister Abdullatif al-Zayani, and UAE Foreign Minister Abdullah bin Zayed Al-Nahyan pose from the Truman Balcony at the White House after they participated in the signing of the Abraham Accords where the countries of Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates recognize Israel, in Washington.

In pictures: UAE, Bahrain establishes ties with Israel in Trump-brokered deal

US President Donald Trump, from left, speaks while Benjamin Netanyahu, Israel’s prime minister, Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, United Arab Emirates’ foreign affairs minister, and Abdullatif bin Rashid Al Zayani, Bahrain’s foreign affairs minister, listen during an Abraham Accords signing ceremony event on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington.

In pictures: UAE, Bahrain establishes ties with Israel in Trump-brokered deal

(L-R) Prime Minister of Israel Benjamin Netanyahu, Foreign Affairs Minister of the United Arab Emirates Abdullah bin Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, and Foreign Affairs Minister of Bahrain Abdullatif bin Rashid Al Zayani participate in the signing ceremony of the Abraham Accords on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington.

In pictures: UAE, Bahrain establishes ties with Israel in Trump-brokered deal

US President Donald Trump and Bahrain Foreign Minister Abdullatif al-Zayani (R) wave from the Truman Balcony at the White House during the signing ceremony of the Abraham Accords where the countries of Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates recognize Israel, on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington.

In pictures: UAE, Bahrain establishes ties with Israel in Trump-brokered deal

(L-R) Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, US President Donald Trump, Bahrain Foreign Minister Abdullatif al-Zayani, and UAE Foreign Minister Abdullah bin Zayed Al-Nahyan wave from the Truman Balcony at the White House after they participated in the signing of the Abraham Accords where the countries of Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates recognize Israel, in Washington.