Simon Wiesenthal Center: Historic Israel-UAE Peace Deal A Victory For Peace And Peace Seekers
August 13, 2020
The Simon Wiesenthal Center(SWC) hailed President Trump’s announcement of a peace deal between Israel and the United Arab
“All Americans, Democrats and Republicans alike should hail today’s Abraham Agreement. Today is a historic day-- two allies of the US now become open strategic partners in the region to thwart Iran and other Jihadists. It also signals further dramatic normalization between Arabs and Jews in the region, a goal the SWC has contributed to for over 15 years,” declared Rabbis Marvin Hier, CEO and Founder and Abraham Cooper, Associate Dean and Director of Global Social Action for the 400,000 member strong leading Jewish NGO.
“We are proud of our multiple missions to the UAE which included a meeting with Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, and the briefing given to Jewish and Interfaith leaders by the UAE Ambassador to the US during a visit to the Simon Wiesenthal Center’s Museum of Tolerance earlier this year.”
“We are hopeful that our other friends in the region, led by Bahrain will soon follow suit.”
“Finally, today’s announcement is sending a message to the Palestinian people. The peace train has left the station. Peace with Israel is within reach but only if Palestinians have leaders who are prepared to forever foreswear violence and terrorism. Today, the Palestinian Authority no longer has veto power over regional relations between Arab and the Jewish nations. It’s time for the Palestinians to come to the peace table and directly negotiate with Jerusalem, ” SWC officials concluded.
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The Simon Wiesenthal Center is one of the largest international Jewish human rights organizations with over 400,000 member families in the United States. It is an NGO at international agencies including the United Nations, UNESCO, the OSCE, the OAS, the Council of Europe and the Latin American Parliament (Parlatino).