Tag: "UAE"

Six Perspectives on Peace between Israel and the Gulf States

Wednesday, January 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?

Monday, January 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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What Dubai taught me about Israel

Tuesday, December 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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Defend the Temple Mount for Jews and Moslems alike

Friday, December 4, 2020

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The Emiratis and Bahrainis are paying the price for Israeli government malfeasance in handling Har HaBayit, the Temple Mount. The Wakf has been allowed to run wild, turning the holy site a base of hostile operations against Israelis, and now also against anybody who makes peace with Israel.

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The ‘Sand Curtain’ has fallen

Friday, November 20, 2020

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The Sand Curtain between Israel and the Arab world has fallen, but some of the world has difficulty rejoicing in the breakthrough. The Left assiduously is poking holes in the Abraham Accords and making sourpuss faces whenever the Roadrunner-fast advances in Gulf-Israel ties are mentioned.

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