September 15, 2020

Cortez Masto Statement on the Normalization of Relations Between Israel, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) issued the following statement in response to the signing of accords normalizing full diplomatic relations between Israel and both the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain.

“I’m pleased to see Israel, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain moving forward with normalizing relations. As a strong supporter of Israel, I believe in a robust U.S.-Israel relationship and applaud steps to promote the security of one of our closest allies. I’m hopeful that these accords will lead to greater stability in the region and that continued diplomatic efforts will also focus on putting Israelis and Palestinians on a path to lasting peace.”