THE NATIONAL NEWS
UAE-Israel peace is more than an agreement. It’s a way of life.
by Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan and Yair Lapid
July 1, 2021
The world expected our differences to define us. One of us is a Jew, the other a Muslim. One of us is Israeli, the other Arab. Not only have these characteristics shaped us as human beings, they have also presented an enduring question: Does the past determine the future, or is our fate in our own hands? This past week, with the first-ever official visit by an Israeli minister to the UAE and the opening of an Israeli embassy and consulate in the country, we have an opportunity to reflect on the answer. Fundamentally, the UAE and Israel decided to do things differently with the signing of the historic Abraham Accords in 2020. READ MORE