According to Al Jazeera television on August 20, US President trump said on August 19 that he hoped Saudi Arabia would join the agreement reached between Israel and the United Arab Emirates last week to normalize diplomatic relations. Last week, under the mediation of the United States, the United Arab Emirates became the first Gulf state to normalize relations with Israel, which increased the possibility of Israel reaching similar agreements with other Arab countries. According to the agreement between the United Arab Emirates and Israel, Israel has suspended the annexation of the occupied West Bank. In addition, the agreement also strengthened the joint fight against Iran, which was regarded as a major threat by the United Arab Emirates, Israel and the United States. However, Saudi Arabia said it would not follow the example of the UAE in establishing diplomatic relations with Israel until Israel and Palestine signed an internationally recognized peace agreement. In 2002, Saudi Arabia drafted an initiative to normalize relations with Israel in exchange for a state status agreement between Israel and Palestine and withdrawal from the territory occupied in 1967.