“Rarely does the Middle East deliver good news, which is all the more reason to celebrate the historic normalization of ties between Israel and both the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain.

There are still many unknowns, and it is too early to discuss the details of the agreements and the plans for their implementation. Nonetheless, it is clear that these agreements and the ones that might follow, will have a positive impact on the region by ‘spurring economic growth, enhancing technological innovation and forging closer people-to-people relations,’ as the accords’ rubric declares.

Read more in Haaretz.