The History of the Middle East contradicts any forged Israel-Arab normalizing success in the region done in the absence of a defined and independent Palestinian State.
While all attempts at lasting peace should be welcomed and lauded like the current efforts toward normalization of relations between Israel, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Bahrain, the non-participation of Palestine, Qatar and other Middle East Nations confirms the long-held demands that Israel must end the occupation of all Palestinian lands as a pre-requisite to any lasting agreements to peace in the Middle East.
Fractured relations between Israel and Arab nations have festered over the years because of Israeli occupation of Palestinian lands leading to many conflicts. So, according to Qatar, normalizing ties with Israel "can't be" the answer to the Israeli and Palestinian conflict.
Palestine, as confirmed by an earlier report on Al Jazeera, wants an independent state based on the de facto borders before the 1967 Arab-Israeli conflict. Since that war, Israel has occupied the West Bank and the Gaza Strip as well annexed East Jerusalem. Palestine has insisted on Israel withdrawal from illegally occupied land, a just solution for Palestinian refugees and a settlement that leads to the establishment of a viable independent Palestinian State in exchange for establishing ties with Israel.
The ceremony held earlier today, in Washington, DC, United States (US), hosted by President Donald Trump, and featuring Israel, UAE and Bahrain signing a normalization agreement, offers no surety of peace in the Middle East. Yet, a surer path to lasting peace and stability in the region rests with Israel's ending of the occupation of Palestine.