Biden administration should build on Abraham Accords which should be a bipartisan issue, Ted Deutch tells ALL ISRAEL NEWS
Democratic congressman says we must “recognize this opportunity ... look ahead to the next five and 10 and 50 years”
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Rep. Ted Deutch, a key Democrat on the House Foreign Affairs Committee, said the Abraham Accords is a bipartisan issue and it is important for the current government to build on the agreement and strive to bring more countries on board.
“The Abraham Accords give us a moment to recognize what the future looks like, the future of the Middle East and beyond,” Deutsch told ALL ISRAEL NEWS on Tuesday. “This is an opportunity to recognize what happens when governments sign a piece of paper, but business leaders then create economic opportunity and people-to-people interactions create a warm peace that can only spread.”
In an exclusive interview with ALL ISRAEL NEWS at the Abraham Accords Peace Institute's one-year anniversary event commemorating the historic peace agreement, the congressman from Florida said this is “an important moment.”
“Congress has come together in a bipartisan way to support legislation to try to build upon what’s already happened here and to bring more countries in and more closely with the administration to do that,” he said.
Deutch said that even though the agreement was brokered by the former administration led by republican president Donald Trump, the current Secretary of State Antony Blinken and others in the State Department “recognize this opportunity that exists as we celebrate one year of the Abraham Accords to look ahead to the next five and 10 and 50 years. And all that means for for the region, for the world.”
“It's hard for anyone to take a position in opposition to peace and when that peace goes beyond just a document and in a year we've seen the way the peoples have warmed to one another, the countries are warming up one to one another, its really encouraging for what is still to come,” he said.
Joel C. Rosenberg is the editor-in-chief of ALL ISRAEL NEWS and ALL ARAB NEWS and the President and CEO of Near East Media. A New York Times best-selling author, Middle East analyst, and Evangelical leader, he lives in Jerusalem with his wife and sons.