AJC’s New Abu Dhabi Office Embraces a New Era of Peace
By JASON ISAACSON Published: FEBRUARY 26, 2022 18:04
The organization’s first office in an Arab or majority-Muslim state, will endeavor to serve as a nongovernmental bridge between Arabs and Jews, Emiratis and Israelis, and the US and the Gulf.
Since the August 2020 announcement of normalized relations between the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Israel, and the signing of the historic Abraham Accords on the White House lawn the following month, there have been many firsts in a region ready to embrace a new era of peace.
Within days of that August announcement, memoranda of understanding were signed by UAE and Israeli companies on COVID-19 testing and other medical technology. This was the first in a cascade of business-to-business and government-to-government agreements over several months, from civil aviation to wildlife conservation, and taxation to cultural exchange.
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