"Now the anger towards the UAE, from both the PA and Hamas, has been created because we have stopped paying. We want to pay and we will pay the people. Not Hamas and the PA."
"We are excited to be the Israeli winery that will "open the gate" and introduce the residents and guests of the UAE in Dubai to the Israeli wine industry," the Golan Heights Winery's CEO said.
What makes this saga is even more frustrating is that in this particular case the UAE deal could have been all silver lining – with no clouds visible at all.
Israel has what to learn from the UAE, particularly the desirability of integrating people’s happiness into government policy decisions.
Elie Wurtman believes the second largest economy in the Arab world could help Israelis engage with people from dozens of previously unexplored markets.
While visiting Dubai, she realized that there is a tremendous interest from some of the UAE’s largest companies and institutions to do business in Israel.
Does this peace agreement, and now the Abraham Fund, serve an additional American foreign policy interest in another part of the world?
“I almost feel like Neil Armstrong right now, the first person there doing this. A small step in moving the journey forward, sharing best practices and keep going!”
The UAE and Gulf neighbor Bahrain became the first Arab states in a quarter of a century to sign deals.
Israel ratified the deal in a cabinet vote and a parliamentary vote last week.