Whereas peace is always desirable, Israel and the UAE were not at "war." Israel and Bahrain were not at "war." However, the US involvement in these negotiations raises am serious question. What did the US promise to the participants in this deal in order for the agreement to exist? At the very least, we agreed to provide modern weapons to players in a region prone to instability and conflicts. The long term consequences of this are unpredictable and disturbing.