A coalition of Arab states, led by Egypt and Syria, fought in October 1973 in Yom Kippur or in October war against Israel. The conflict eventually led to secret peace talks that culminated in two agreements after 12 days. This photo of March 26, 1979 shows Egyptian President Anwar Sadat, his American counterpart Jimmy Carter and Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin after the signing of the agreements in Washington. According to Al-Jazeera, other leaders and groups, including the Islamic Jihad movement in Palestine, unanimously rejected the agreement. Mustafa Barghouti, head of the Palestinian National Initiative, said they were not surprised by the recent actions taken by the United Arab Emirates and the fact that the Emiratis had never attempted to fight Israel. He added that this could encourage other nations to ignore the Palestinian issue. The head of the Palestine Liberation Front, Wasel Abu Yousef, said the agreement would only give Israel greater influence over its occupation. ANP Social Affairs Minister Ahmed Majdalani said they did not know the agreement in advance and that the UAE was bartering the others, while unilaterally changing the Arab world`s approach to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.  The Tunisian People`s Representatives` Assembly criticized the agreement and said it was in solidarity with the Palestinian cause.  Many people protested outside the United Arab Emirates Embassy in Tunis, people burned Israeli flags and photos of UAE President Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, while supporting the Palestinian cause for independence.
 Tunisian President Kais Saied then said that Tunisia was not interfering in the agreement and would not oppose, but would support the Palestinians.  Protests and demonstrations have taken place in many cities in Pakistan to condemn the agreement between the United Arab Emirates and Israel.  Longtime New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman, who has written for decades on international geopolitics and has been a regular critic of Trump`s policies, hailed the deal as “exactly what Trump said in his tweet: a “huge breakthrough.””  Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) official Hanan Ashrawi criticized the agreement and wrote on Twitter: “Israel has been rewarded for not openly declaring what it has done illegally and stubbornly to Palestine since the beginning of the occupation.”  Fatah accused the United Arab Emirates of “despising their national, religious and humanitarian duties” towards the Palestinian people, while Hamas declared it a “traitor sting in the back of the Palestinian people”, saying that the agreement was a “free reward” for the “crimes and violations of the Palestinian people”.  Israel signed peace agreements with Egypt in 1979 and Jordan in 1994. But the United Arab Emirates, along with most other Arab nations, had no formal diplomatic or economic relations with it. Negotiations between Israel and the PLO in Norway, the first direct meeting between the two sides, resulted in the Oslo I agreement. The agreement was signed in the United States in September 1993. He called for the withdrawal of Israeli troops from the West Bank and Gaza and the creation of a temporary and autonomous Palestinian authority for a transitional period of five years.
A second agreement was signed in 1995. 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.”  In a speech on Saturday, Mr. Rohani said that the United Arab Emirates had made a “huge mistake” in concluding an agreement to normalize relations with Israel and called it a betrayal of the Gulf State.