In show of strengthening ties between the two countries, Emirates’s Yousef al-Otaiba joins Ron Dermer at DC JINSA dinner

TIMES OF ISRAEL
UAE ambassador to US shares table with Israel’s US envoy at pro-Israel event
by Staff
October 11, 2018

In a sign of closer ties between Jerusalem and its Arab neighbors, the ambassador to the US of the United Arab Emirates shared a table with Israel’s ambassador at a public pro-Israel event in Washington, DC, on Wednesday evening. Israel’s envoy Ron Dermer was spotted by a reporter for the Haaretz daily sitting with Emirates Ambassador Yousef al-Otaiba. They were attending a dinner for the pro-Israel Jewish Institute for National Security of America (JINSA), where US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was the guest speaker…The fact that the two envoys sat together publicly, knowing the event was being covered by journalists, appears to show that the two countries are increasingly prepared to acknowledge the growing connections between them. READ MORE

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