Times of Israel Podcast

Podcast: 2 years post-Abraham Accords signing, who’s got Israel’s back against Iran?

In a special Daily Briefing, editor David Horovitz and diplomatic correspondent Lazar Berman assess the accords’ successes and failures, and how the region’s alliances have shifted

Welcome to a special edition of The Times of Israel’s Daily Briefing. Editor David Horovitz and diplomatic correspondent Lazar Berman join host Amanda Borschel-Dan to talk about the Abraham Accords on the ceremonial signing’s two-year anniversary.

On September 15, 2020, then-US president Donald Trump hosted the signing of the Abraham Accords, which are essentially normalization agreements between Israel and the United Arab Emirates, and Israel and Bahrain.

The accords were named after Abraham, a founding father common to all three monotheistic religions.

We begin the episode by hearing excerpts from the White House South Lawn ceremony.

Horovitz and Berman then update us on which countries are now part of the accords and which may be next to join. We also discuss whether the region has shifted and how, as well as other “allies” of Israel, Jordan and Egypt.

And finally, we talk about whether the accords are helping Israel stave off an Iranian nuclear threat.

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