Because of their hate for Donald Trump, many of the “political science professoriate” will not partake in “any significant study to the peaceful changes the President has helped initiate in the Middle East.” But as James Freeman notes in the WSJ, “Mr. Trump’s Abraham Accords have normalized relations between Israel and a number of Muslim states.”
It Feels Like a Dream
From Michal Michelle Divon in the UAE’s Khaleej Times:
Deputy Mayor of Jerusalem Fleur Hassan-Nahoum who is spending Hannukah in Dubai says it still feels like a dream.
It seems surreal to be celebrating the Festival of Lights in Dubai this year where last year they were amongst the regional countries that Israelis were not allowed to visit. It is indeed a miracle and hopefully the light of this warm peace will shine on the entire region.
The Region Is Changing Before Our Eyes
From Rabbi Elie Abadie, who recently moved to Dubai to serve as the Senior Rabbi of the Jewish Council of the Emirates.
Hanukkah is a holiday known to be filled with miracles and indeed almost in every generation we see miracles happening on Hanukkah. This year it’s certainly a miraculous year as we witness the entire Middle East and Gulf region becoming a place of tolerance, coexistence, harmony and living together.
Read more in “On President Trump’s Watch: I Say Shalom; You Say Salaam.”