The UAE has stopped preparation for a summit which was to bring together Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, US officials, and head of Arab states in April.

The move comes as UAE Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Zayed is said to have been outraged by Netanyahu's exploitation of the normalization deals with Arab states as part of his election campaign as he seeks re-election on 23 March.

Former Emirati Foreign Minister Anwar Gargash said that the UAE will not be a part of any internal electioneering in Israel, now or ever, Haaretz reported Israeli media saying.

In a tweet, the former minister stated that "from the UAE's perspective, the purpose of the Abrahamic Accords is to provide a robust strategic foundation to foster peace and prosperity with the State of Israel and in the wider region," rather than interfering in internal elections.

Netanyahu had announced an ambitious investment by the UAE in Israel, but no Emirati official has commented on the news. The Israeli PM was due to visit the UAE last week however the trip was canceled after Jordan refused to allow him to use its airspace and Netanyahu feared Houthi attacks if he flew over Saudi.

On 13 August, former US President Donald Trump announced a peace deal between the UAE and Israel brokered by Washington.

Abu Dhabi said the deal was an effort to stave off Tel Aviv's planned annexation of the occupied West Bank, however, opponents believe normalization efforts have been in the offing for many years as Israeli officials have made official visits to the UAE and attended conferences in the country which had no diplomatic or other ties with the occupation state.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu denied the UAE's claims saying annexation is not off the table but has simply been delayed.