Dubai Agreement With Israel

Dubai will soon have its second full-time rabbi – and Duchman a rival – with Beirut-born Elie Abadie, according to the Emirates Jewish Council (JCE). JERUSALEM (F) — A high-level delegation from the United Arab Emirates arrived in Israel last month for the first official visit since the two countries signed a peace agreement. They have signed a number of bilateral agreements, including a visa waiver agreement. The fact is that the UAE and Israel have been close for some time. Five years ago, the United Arab Emirates authorized Israel to open an office at the headquarters of the International Renewable Energy Agency in Abu Dhabi. The relationship began to flourish after the U.S. signed the nuclear deal with Iran and the “administration`s military turn eastward” by the Barack Obama administration. There was a real fear among Washington`s allies in the region that they would be abandoned by their protectors. By formally concluding an agreement with the IDE, we are relocating the centre of gravity of the diamond industry from Antwerp to the Middle East.

The result is significant savings in the international diamond industry by streamlining the supply chain and the resulting logistical costs Jared Kushner, the top Trump administration official who was involved in negotiating the deal, told CBS News that the deal would make the Middle East more peaceful and hopeful, meaning fewer U.S. troops would have to be deployed to the region. [43] Foreign Secretary Mike Pompeo said the deal was an important step toward stabilizing the region and good for the world. [44] However, the widow of late Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat, Suha Arafat, apologized on Instagram to the UAE for palestinian reactions to the deal and said she regretted that the UAE flag was damaged by protesters in the West Bank and that photos of Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan from the UAE were burned; and added that these are not the values of the Palestinian people. She asked the younger Palestinian generation to read how the UAE had supported them in the past. The apology was welcomed by Emirati media, but was criticized by Palestinian officials. [69] Five reasons why Israel`s peace deals with the UAE and Bahrain are important Deutsche Welle journalist Kersten Knipp said the Palestinians were looking for new allies after the UAE and Bahrain deals with Israel, but an alliance with Iran and Turkey could upset European Union member states. As such, they had Russia and Qatar in mind to support their cause. Both countries have some degree of contact with Israel.

[166] On September 9, the Arab League refused to condemn the UAE`s decision to normalize with Israel after several countries opposed the presented Palestinian draft resolution. . . .