(L-R, rear) Senior Advisor Jared Kushner, US Secretary of the Treasury Steven Mnuchin and National Security Advisor Robert O'Brien clap for US President Donald Trump (L) after he announced an agreement between the United Arab Emirates and Israel to normalize diplomatic ties, the White House August 13, 2020, in Washington, DC. - Trump on Thursday made the surprise announcement of a peace agreement between Israel and the United Arab Emirates. The normalization of relations between the UAE and Israel is a "HUGE breakthrough" Trump tweeted, calling it a "Historic Peace Agreement between our two GREAT friends." (Photo by Brendan Smialowski / AFP) (Photo by BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP via Getty Images)

(JTA) — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will travel to Washington, D.C., next week for a signing ceremony of the normalization agreement between Israel and the United Arab Emirates.

Netanyahu said in a statement issued Tuesday evening that he will travel to Washington “at the invitation of President Trump and to participate in the historic ceremony at the White House on the establishment of a peace agreement between Israel and the United Arab Emirates.”

The signing ceremony will take place on Sept. 15, according to reports. A UAE delegation is slated to arrive in Israel the week after to build on the agreement, Haaretz reported.

As part of the agreement made public last month, Israel agreed to suspend its plan to apply its civil law to parts of the West Bank.

Late last month, the UAE canceled the law boycotting Israel, which was passed in 1972.

The UAE claims that the United States said it would allow them to purchase F-35 fighter jets following normalization, which Israel opposes.


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