Summary: In the run up to the election, President Trump and Jared Kushner anticipated a big win with the normalization of relations between the UAE and Israel but they have overhyped and overplayed their hand.
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Correction: In our original posting on 3 September we incorrectly stated that the United Arab Emirates was the fourth Arab state to recognize Israel, citing Egypt, Jordan and Mauritania as the first three. Mauritania did have diplomatic relations with Israel between 1999 and 2009 but broke them off in protest over the Gaza War of 2008-2009.