And now for some actual good news.

This week, President Donald J. Trump scored another huge win in Middle East peace.

Sudan has agreed to normalize relations with Israel, making this the third Arab nation the Trump administration has been able to bring to the table. Recently, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain agreed to official recognize Israel.

Peacemaking in the region had stalled since the 1994, when President Clinton brokered the deal between Jordan and Israel.

As part of this latest deal, the United States has agreed to remove the North African nation from the list of state sponsors of terrorism if it pays compensation to American victims of terror attacks.

Yesterday, Sudan transferred $335 million to compensate U.S. victims and families of victims of terror attacks linked to Sudan.

The payment is intended to compensate victims of attacks on U.S. embassies in Africa, victims of the 2000 attack on the USS Cole and the murder of USAID employee John Granville.

The removal of the terror designation will allow Sudan to get international loans and aid needed to revive its battered economy and rescue the country’s transition to democracy.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said via phone that the initial focus of Israeli and Sudanese commercial relations will focus on agriculture.

According to AP, The normalization agreement had been in the works for some time but was finalized when Trump’s Mideast peace team, led by Jared Kushner and Avi Berkowitz, visited the region earlier this week to mark the first commercial flight between Israel and Bahrain and then went on to the United Arab Emirates, according to U.S. officials.

Sudan has also agreed to designate Lebanon’s Hezbollah movement as a terrorist organization, according to officials, something that Israel has been pushing for within the international community.

Kushner said there are more normalization agreements between Israel and other Arab nations are in the works but did not give details and dates for those agreements.

The Trump administration’s progress in the region has been quite astounding, starting with the U.S. moving its embassy to Jerusalem.

Supposedly, any progress on peace in the Middle East between Israel and its neighbors was impossible without getting the Palestinians involved.

Well, they just got shafted for the third time in a row.

Per AP, Israel says the Palestinians have lost what they have seen as their “veto” over regional peace efforts.

Prime Minister Netanyahu has made it a priority to build ties with formerly hostile countries in Africa and the Arab world. This deal, and the others before, are also aimed at unifying Arab countries against their common adversary of Iran.

Of course, the biggest peace deal still to be brokered is one between Israel and Saudi Arabia.

According to Fox News, Trump said he expects Saudi Arabia to come to the table for a deal soon.

“There’s going to be a big reunion, where everybody is here, everybody’s going to be signed. We expect Saudi Arabia’s going to be one of those countries. Highly respected. The King and the Crown Prince. They’re all just highly respected in the Middle East.”

Just amazing what Trump has been able to accomplish in less than one term. And even more amazing that he’s getting basically zero credit for it.

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