Prime Minister Imran Khan said on 18 August that Pakistan would never recognize Israel until a Palestinian state was created, no matter what another country did, a statement consistent with the vision of Pakistani founder Muhammad Ali Jinnah. Mr. Imran Khan added that it was necessary to think about the injustices suffered by the Palestinians before trying to normalize relations with Israel. [86] Gantz thanked Trump, Netanyahu and Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan for the march of the peace agreement and said he was showing an alliance among Middle Eastern nations that wanted stability and mutual cooperation. He also showed Israel`s eternal desire to make peace with neighbouring countries in favour of him, while strengthening Israel`s image on the world stage and creating a better future for the region. [35] Netanyahu, interviewed by journalists, admitted that negotiations with the United Arab Emirates were secret because the United States asked him to do so. [36] The mayor of the city of Tel Aviv-Yafo, Ron Huldai, congratulated Netanyahu on the « double achievement » of peace with the United Arab Emirates and for weighing plans to annex parts of the West Bank. [38] Huldai also lit up Tel Aviv City Hall with the VaE flag. [39] On 16 August 2020, the Financial Times wrote that instead of bringing about peace, the agreement will exacerbate the Palestinians` sense of despair and create more problems in the future, as the Israeli and US authorities « have shown no interest in a fair solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. » [165] On 17 August, Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu declared that Israel was launching direct flights to the United Arab Emirates using Saudi airspace. [140] Netanyahu`s office and other officials later denied reports of authorization to sell F-35 fighter jets to the United States after the agreement.

[141] Emirati Foreign Minister Anwar Gargash said in an interview with the Atlantic Council that the peace agreement must remove all obstacles to the acquisition of the jets, while any sale would take years to negotiate and deliver, and the UAE had not reapplyed after the agreement. [142] On 16 August 2019, Israeli Foreign Minister Israel Katz, in full tension with Iran, issued a public statement on military cooperation with the United Arab Emirates. [14] On 16 August 2020, the United Arab Emirates for the first time established telephone communications with Israel by detecting direct elections to Israel`s 972. [15] Israel`s first direct commercial flight to the United Arab Emirates took place on 31 August 2020[16] and the first ship carrying cargoes from the United Arab Emirates to Israel reached the port of Haifa on 12 October. [17] Costa Rica has declared that this is a historic step that helps peace and has the effect of illuminating the region`s problems. Foreign Minister Rodolfo Solano Quiros said he welcomed the news, as the two nations were their allies, and that he was trying to continue working with them. [130] The Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs welcomed the agreement and added that it was the first step towards peace and stability. [131] Brazil made similar comments.

[132] The New York Times viewed the agreement as a foreign policy breakthrough for President Donald Trump in the context of the November 2020 presidential election, when he lagged behind his opponent Joe Biden in opinion polls amid widespread social unrest in the United States and an economic slowdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic. [21] Jared Kushner, a senior adviser to the President of the United States, condemned Kuwait`s position.