Gantz thanked Trump, Netanyahu and Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan for the peace deal and said he was showing an alliance among Middle Eastern nations that wanted stability and mutual cooperation. He also showed Israel`s eternal desire to make peace with neighbouring countries in favour of him, while strengthening Israel`s image on the world stage and creating a better future for the region.  Netanyahu, interviewed by journalists, admitted that negotiations with the United Arab Emirates were secret because the United States asked him to do so.  On 28 August, an Al Al spokesman announced that El Al 971, the first commercial flight between Israel and the United Arab Emirates, would operate Tel Aviv`s Ben Gurion Airport to Abu Dhabi.  Saudi Arabia authorized the use of its airspace so that the aircraft could fly directly to the United Arab Emirates and landed at Abu Dhabi International Airport. The flight was carried out by a delegation of U.S. and Israeli officials, including Jared Kushner, Robert C. O`Brien and Meir Ben-Shabbat, Israel`s national security adviser. The aircraft had the word « peace » painted in Hebrew, Arabic and English above the cockpit window and received a red carpet.
  Saudi Arabia and Bahrain then permanently opened their airspace to flights between Israel and the United Arab Emirates.   Canadian Foreign Minister François-Philippe Champagne hailed the agreement as a historic and positive step towards a peaceful and secure Middle East, adding that Canada welcomed the suspension of annexation plans.  Australian Foreign Minister Marise Payne said the agreement was important and that the suspension of the annexation was important.  Joe Biden, Trump`s opponent in the 2020 U.S. presidential election, praised the agreement, building on « the efforts of several governments to promote greater Arab-Israeli openness, including the Obama-Biden administration`s efforts to build on the Arab peace initiative. »  Malaysia stated that the agreement was a sovereign right of the United Arab Emirates, but that it would continue to support Israel`s withdrawal from the Palestinian territories.  The Philippine Ministry of Foreign Affairs issued a statement in which it welcomed the agreement and hoped it would contribute to peace and security in the Middle East.  The Tunisian People`s Representatives` Assembly criticized the agreement and said it was in solidarity with the Palestinian cause.  Many people protested outside the United Arab Emirates Embassy in Tunis, people burned Israeli flags and photos of UAE President Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, while supporting the Palestinian cause for independence.  Tunisian President Kais Saied then said that Tunisia was not interfering in the agreement and would not oppose, but would support the Palestinians.  Protests and demonstrations have taken place in many cities in Pakistan to condemn the agreement between the United Arab Emirates and Israel.  Kelly Craft, the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, celebrated the announcement and called it a « huge asset » to President Trump and the world, and said diplomatic relations show « how hungry we are in the world » and how countries in the Middle East understand that they must be « firmly opposed to a regime that is the state`s primary sponsor of terrorism- Iran. »  Other leaders and groups, including the Islamic Jihad Movement in Palestine, unanimously rejected the agreement, according to Al Jazeera.