It is significant that the contracts with the British were maritime in nature and that the Trulers were free to manage their internal affairs, although they often led the British (and their maritime firing force) to their frequent disputes. This was particularly the case when it came to disputes over the indebtedness of British and Indian nationals. According to Hannu Juusola [fi] at the University of Helsinki, the agreement meant that the Palestinians would think that the United Arab Emirates would put its own interests ahead of those of the Palestinians, who always assumed that Arab countries would not sign peace agreements with Israel until Palestinian rights were guaranteed.  The agreement between Israel and the United Arab Emirates promises to establish normal relations between the two countries. These include trade relations, tourism, direct flights, scientific cooperation and, in due course, full diplomatic relations at the ambassadorial level. However, it is unlikely that the Emiratis will set up their embassy in Jerusalem. An important element of the Abraham agreement, although not explicitly formulated, is the strengthening of security cooperation against regional threats, particularly from Iran and its deputies. It is important to note that Israel and the United Arab Emirates report that they already have security relations, but the agreement puts them in power. Costa Rica said this was a historic step that contributes to peace and solving the region`s problems. Foreign Minister Rodolfo Solano Quiros said he welcomed the news, as the two nations were their allies, and that he was trying to continue working with them.  The Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs welcomed the agreement and added that it was the first step towards peace and stability.  Brazil made similar comments.  Jared Kushner, a senior adviser to the President of the United States, condemned Kuwait`s position.
However, according to Al Jazeera, his conviction was widely shared on the Internet as positive.  However, the Government of Kuwait itself has remained silent on the agreement. On 18 August, 37 Kuwaiti MPs asked them to condemn the agreement.  Two days earlier, the Kuwaiti newspaper Al-Qabas, citing unnamed government sources, had indicated that the Kuwaiti government`s position vis-à-vis Israel was unchanged.  Since its inception, the United Arab Emirates has created genuine membership and positioned itself at the regional and international level: it has agreed to bring their respective emirs together in a Union to which others should be invited. The agreement involved the two Emirates conducting a foreign policy together, establishing common defence, security and social protection services and pursuing a common immigration policy. However, each emirate would retain responsibility for judicial and other domestic affairs. In 1623, the Dutch concluded an agreement with Shah Abbas I on the silk trade, which allowed them to make a huge profit. By the 17th century, the Dutch had become the dominant maritime power in the Indian Ocean and the Arabian Gulf. The head of the Israeli settler group Yesha Council, David Elhayani,[he], accused Mr. Netanyahu of «betraying» some of his most loyal supporters and of «deceiving half a million people in the region and hundreds of thousands of voters.» Oded Revivi [he], the mayor of Efrat, a settlement of more than 9,000 people south of Jerusalem, supported Netanyahu, arguing that «the Israeli agreement to defer the application of Israeli law in the Jewish settlements of Judea and Samaria was a fair price to pay,» adding that it could change the way settlements are viewed.  Beit El Settlement Mayor Shai Alon and Shomron Regional Council President Yossi Dagan also criticized the agreement.
 Other leaders and groups, including the Islamic Jihad Movement in Palestine, unanimously rejected the agreement, according to Al Jazeera.