From Manama in Bahrain, Israel National Security Advisor Eyal Hulata took off for Dubai to join Energy Minister Karin Elharar to sign the "Electricity for Water" agreement.
At the signing ceremony today (Monday), Hulata and Elharar sat next to Jordanian Water Minister, UAE climate minister and US climate crisis envoy John Kerry.
It is hard to imagine this agreement coming to fruition without the Abraham Accords broght about by President Trump and then-Prime Minister of Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu.
While serving as Secretary of State for the United States, Kerry devoted most of his energy to trying to reach an agreement between Israel and the Palestinians - and failed. He has stated several times in recent years that Arab states will never normalize relations with Israel without the establishment of a Palestinian state.
Kerry said in 2016 that “there will be no advanced and separate peace with the Arab world without the Palestinian process and Palestinian peace. Everybody needs to understand that."
There was something ironic in the fact that in the end he was the one who sponsored the signing of the agreement.