The Biden State Department has ordered employees to stop referring to the historic peace agreements signed by Israel and its Arab neighbors by its official name, the “Abraham Accords,” according to a source with direct knowledge of the Biden regime’s internal decision-making process.
Washington Free Beacon The name has also been erased from a wide array of official State Department communications as the new administration presses officials to refer to the Trump-era deals as “normalization agreements.”
The Abraham Accords were brokered last year by the outgoing Trump administration and paved the way for Israel to make peace with traditional Arab foes, including the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Sudan, Morocco, and, later, other Muslim nations. The agreements were a capstone of former president Donald Trump’s foreign policy legacy and created a shift in the region that brought leading Arab nations closer to the Jewish state and further from Iran.
The Free Beacon reviewed two internal State Department emails detailing to employees that the agreements will no longer be referred to as the Abraham Accords but only as “normalization agreements.” No reason was given for the policy, the source said.
The department also purged the term “Abraham Accords” from its talking points, documents, statements, and official communications, the source said, adding that senior department officials have been very “cagey” about explaining the policy decision and have sought to keep it quiet.
Wite House press secretary Jen Psaki claimed the “Trump administration didn’t do anything constructive to bring peace to the Middle East.”
You mean nothing constructive like this?
Even the Saudis were moving toward joining the Abraham Accords:
Victoria Coates, a former senior official on the Trump White House’s National Security Council who played a central role in paving the way for the Abraham Accords to be signed, said “The Biden administration’s attempt to diminish and marginalize the Abraham Accords by referring to them as ‘normalization deals’ is both unfortunate and insidious,”
“It’s a shame to try to undermine such a monumental, historic achievement because it was reached by the previous administration. But the term ‘normalization’ is even worse—as they are well aware, the term carries a regional stigma, particularly with the Palestinians, of being a sell-out. The Abraham Accords are so much more and should be given the same bipartisan support as the peace treaties between Israel, Jordan, and Egypt reached by Democrat administrations.”
Oh, what a different State Department it was under Mike Pompeo.