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Published annually since 1972, the Historic Documents series has made primary source research easy by presenting excerpts from documents on the important events of each year for the United States and the World. Each volume pairs 60 to 70 original background narratives with well over 100 documents to chronicle the major events of the year, from official reports and surveys to speeches from leaders and opinion makers, to court cases, legislation, testimony, and much more. Historic Documents is renowned for the well-written and informative background, history, and context it provides for each document. Organized chronologically, each volume covers the same wide range of topics: business, the economy and labor; energy, environment, science, technology, and transportation; government and politics; health and social services; international affairs; national security and terrorism; and rights and justice. Each volume begins with an insightful essay that sets the year’s events in context, and each document or group of documents is preceded by a comprehensive introduction that provides background information on the event. Full-source citations are provided. Readers have easy access to material through a detailed, thematic table of contents, and each event includes references to related coverage and documents from the last ten editions of the series.

United Arab Emirates Establishes Diplomatic Relations with Israel : August 13, August 17, and September 15, 2020
United Arab Emirates Establishes Diplomatic Relations with Israel
Robert Howard

Following years of behind-the-scenes diplomatic talks, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Israel reached a landmark agreement to fully normalize relations between the two countries, a groundbreaking accord that signaled both a broader realignment in the Middle East and closer ties between the Arab world and the West. With the agreement, the UAE became the first Gulf Nation to normalize relations with Israel and the third Arab nation to do so. In exchange, Israel committed to halt further annexation of Palestinian lands in the occupied West Bank. The accord formalized discreet contacts between the ...

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