Category: Abraham Accords

A tribute to Trump’s winning Mideast policies

Jan 15, 2021

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US President-elect Joe Biden ought not jettison the outgoing administration’s Mideast achievements – successful policies that made the US and Israel safer and stronger! – because of Trump’s turpitude.

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A Crystal Ball on 2021

Jan 8, 2021

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A political-diplomatic forecast for the year ahead: Fourth and fifth Israeli elections, a rotten new/old nuclear deal with Iran, more trouble from Trump.

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Six Perspectives on Peace between Israel and the Gulf States

Jan 6, 2021

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A collection of six optimistic op-ed columns I have published since the “Abraham Accords” were signed, including three articles based on extensive conversations with Emirati intellectuals and community leaders during a week-long visit to Dubai.

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Can the “Abrahamic narrative” grow beyond the Gulf states?

Jan 4, 2021

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There are several ways in which the Emiratis and Bahrainis (and perhaps soon the Saudis) can bring about a slow but sea change in Palestinian, Lebanese and Syrian (and Egyptian and Jordanian) attitudes towards Israel.

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Is peace with the Gulf states real? Yes, it is.

Jan 1, 2021

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Emirati pursuit of peace with Israel is backed by a genuine discourse of religious moderation and broad-mindedness.

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What Dubai taught me about Israel

Dec 22, 2020

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A Chanukah-week trip to Dubai taught me that Israel and Jews are admired when they are strong and believing. Believe it or not, the Emiratis seem to understand – perhaps better than we do ourselves, sometimes – that loyalty to ancient heritage and national identity are a source of strength and authenticity.

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David M. Weinberg is a think tank director, columnist and lobbyist who is a sharp critic of Israel’s detractors and of post-Zionist trends in Israel. Read more »


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