Why did the UAE distance itself from Netanyahu?

Netanyahu, who is running in the Israeli general election, has decided to include the name of Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, in his election campaign and to allocate billions of dollars to the UAE’s investment projects in Israel.

Last Wednesday morning, Israeli radio reported, citing sources inside the prime minister’s office, that Netanyahu would travel to Abu Dhabi the next day. Just hours later, his prime minister denied the news on Israeli radio, citing the possibility of further normalization of agreements with Arab countries.

Emirati officials said they were disappointed with what the Israeli prime minister called “internal election propaganda.”

“The purpose of the agreement is to normalize the establishment of relations and to establish a strong strategic foundation for strengthening peace with Israel and the region.” At any other time, there will be no part of the internal election process in Israel.

Last week, the UAE announced plans to invest $ 10 billion in Israel. In the following days, UAE Minister of Industry and Advanced Technology Sultan Ahmed Al-Jaber warned against pursuing this Abu Dhabi investment policy.

The visit of the Prime Minister of the Zionist regime to Abu Dhabi was supposed to take place last Thursday, but it was postponed.

Israeli news sources said that the reason for postponing Netanyahu’s visit was Jordan’s refusal to allow Netanyahu’s plane to fly over the country following the construction of a barrier for the Jordanian king to visit Al-Aqsa Mosque.

Netanyahu’s visit to the UAE, if carried out, will be the Israeli prime minister’s first visit to the country since normalization of relations between the two sides.

The United States, Israel and the United Arab Emirates issued a joint statement last August 23 announcing the signing of an agreement to normalize relations between Abu Dhabi and Tel Aviv and the start of diplomatic relations between the two sides.

The signing ceremony of the normalization agreement between Tel Aviv and Manama on the one hand and the Israeli peace treaty with the UAE on September 15 (September 25) was officially signed in the White House in the presence of former US President Donald Trump and the two small Gulf Arab states. Persia revealed its official relationship with the Zionists for many years.

Netanyahu said during an election debate last Tuesday that the four new Arab states would soon join the process of normalizing relations with Israel. He did not name the countries, but some Israeli officials have mentioned them before, including Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Oman.