The Meaning of Israel’s Peace Accord with the United Arab Emirates: A Symposium
Jared Kushner, John Bolton, Ron Dermer, Dore Gold, Amos Yadlin, Ed Husain, Richard Goldberg and Hussein Aboubakr
In August of 2020 Israel and the United Arab Emirates announced, to the world’s surprise and (mostly) delight, a deal to pursue mutual peace and normalization, making it just the third peace agreement Israel has come to with an Arab state.
How did this historic deal come about, what does it mean, and what does it portend for the future of Israel’s relations with its neighbors? We invited a handful of serious thinkers to look at the political, cultural, and historical meanings of this moment. Download and read this multi-part symposium, with contributions from:
- Dore Gold, former Israeli ambassador to the United Nations, on the
precursors to the deal.
- Ed Husain, author of The House of Islam, on the free mind of the
- Ron Dermer, Israel’s ambassador to the United States, on his hopes
for Israel and her Arab neighbors.
- Richard Goldberg, former member of the U.S. National Security
Council, on the American angle.
- Amos Yadlin, former chief of Israeli Military Intelligence, on
motivations and complications.
- Hussein Aboubakr, Egyptian-born writer and educator, on the new
ideology in the Middle East.
- John Bolton, former U.S. National Security Advisor, on the need for
- Jared Kushner, senior advisor to the president, on America’s
The symposium was originally published at our website, mosaicmagazine.com.
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