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UAE angered over Netanyahu’s exploitation of normalization deal, cancels summit with Israel, US

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has canceled an event with Israel and the US, accusing Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu of exploiting the normalization deal and using Crown Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed’s commitment as an election ploy to boost his chances in upcoming Israeli general elections.

The UAE, the US, and Israel and leaders from Arab states that have normalised relations with Tel Aviv had planned to organize an April summit to celebrate Israel’s normalization agreement with Sudan. The event was canceled after the UAE officials expressed their frustration with Netanyahu's electioneering.

This is the first big crisis between the UAE and Israel since the two sides announced the normalization of relations last August.

Netanyahu had touted his role in Israel’s normalization deals as a key component of his campaign strategy, announcing that the UAE would invest $10 billion in Israel.

He has reportedly taken to name-dropping bin Zayed in recent political events, billing himself as the facilitator of the multi-billion-dollar UAE investment projects in Israel.

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