Trump efforts to reconcile Arab-Israel have had little impact on the US presidential election
Windowofworld.com – The announcement of the normalization of two Arab countries with Israel is right in the final phase ahead of the general election (election) for the President of the United States (US). However, according to experts, this will not have much effect on the US presidential election.
US President Donald Trump played a major role in the normalization agreement, in which he mediated talks between Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Israel. This raises the question of whether this move will be appreciated by Americans and become one of the driving forces for Trump’s victory in the upcoming election.
Daniel Pipes, a US historian, writer and commentator, said this would not have had much of an impact. The reason is, not too many US citizens are interested and appreciate the news.
“I seriously doubt that this move will affect the elections in the US. Americans who appreciate this news are not many and have probably voted for Trump,” said Pipes, as reported by Sputnik.
Gabriel Ben-Dor, head of national security studies at Haifa University, in Israel shares a similar opinion. He said those who supported this agreement were mostly in areas that are the basis of the US Republican Party.
“The Republican base in the US includes a large number of Evangelical Christians who are strong supporters of Israel and no doubt those who most appreciate the recent initiatives by the Trump administration,” he said.
“Trump is looking for whatever achievements he can wave in front of voters in the US. Having all the problems he’s had with the coronavirus and riots in big cities, he’s looking for something good and spectacular that he can present as success,” he said.