Andrea Mitchell, chief foreign affairs correspondent for NBC News, insisted in her coverage on Tuesday evening that the Abraham Accords signed by Israel, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Bahrain did not constitute “peace in the Middle East”.
President Trump was assisted by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, United Arab Emirates Foreign Minister Abdullah bin Zayed al-Nahyan and Bahraini Foreign Minister Khalid bin Ahmed Al Khalif in signing what the President calls the “beginning of a new Middle East.” “designated. “”
On NBC Nightly News, Anker Lester Holt began the segment alluding to Mitchell’s coverage, saying that while the deal would “normalize nations and bring them closer together,”
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“With pomp and circumstance the president is announcing the first Arab nations to recognize Israel since 1994,” reported Mitchell. “Both countries have been tacitly dealing with Israel for years, exchanging information against Iran, a common enemy.”
She continued, “But today’s agreements open the doors to trade, travel and tourism. But there is no peace in the Middle East.”
She went on to describe how Palestinians were “abandoned by their Arab neighbors” and how they were “powerless to do anything other than protest”.
Mitchell named Trump and Netanyahu, whom she referred to as “two contested political leaders”, as the “big winners” of the deal.
“And the president can portray himself as a peacemaker, he says, deserving a Nobel Prize 49 days before the election,” Mitchell concluded her report.
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NBC News isn’t the only news outlet to downplay the importance of the historic deal. CNN has focused much of its programs on the potential health risks of the White House event, held to commemorate the deals amid the pandemic.
The anti-Trump network shamed the Trump administration for the “large crowd” and “low social distancing,” suggesting the event may be a super-spreading agent for the coronavirus.