Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said the deal was a „spectacular breakthrough for peace“ and the beginning of a „new era.“ They also promised to start negotiations on „cooperation agreements in these fields, as well as in the fields of agricultural technologies, aviation, migration and other areas“, and decided to „cooperate to build a better future and advance the cause of peace in the region“. The new deal was negotiated on the U.S. side by a team that included Trump`s son-in-law and chief adviser Jared Kushner, who called the normalization deals the beginning of a „paradigm shift“ in the Middle East. Until last month, only two Arab nations – Egypt and Jordan – had officially recognized Israel. The two countries bordering Israel signed peace agreements in 1979 and 1994, respectively, after mediation by the United States. Donald Trump sealed the deal on Friday in a telephone conversation with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, his Sudanese counterpart Abdalla Hamdok and Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, the head of Sudan`s Sovereign Council. „This is clearly a major breakthrough,“ Kushner told Reuters. „It is obvious that this will create a great truce between Israel and Sudan. Reaching a peace agreement is not as easy as we are today. They are very difficult to do. As part of the State Department`s agreement to remove the list of terrorist organizations, Sudan agreed to pay $335 million to settle claims by victims of the 1998 attacks on U.S.
embassies in Kenya and Tanzania. The two explosions, carried out by al-Qaeda fighters with the help of Sudan, killed 224 people, including 12 U.S. citizens; Thousands more were injured. As part of the deal, Trump has taken steps to remove Sudan from a U.S. administration list accused of promoting terrorism. The deal was brokered on the U.S. side by Trump`s chief adviser Jared Kushner, Middle East envoy Avi Berkowitz, National Security Advisor Robert O`Brien, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and national security chief Miguel Correa. However, at present, it seems that it will take more than 33 days for Friday`s announcement to culminate in a genuine peace agreement. The Israel-Sudan Normalization Agreement is an agreement reached on October 23, 2020 and Israel and Sudan have agreed to normalize relations.
It is unclear whether the agreement establishes full diplomatic relations between the two nations.   The agreement was concluded under the Bahrain and UAE agreements signed with Israel in September 2020. . . .