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:
The symposium was originally published at our website, mosaicmagazine.com.
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John Bolton served as the U.S. National Security Advisor from 2018 to 2019.
Dore Gold, president of the Jerusalem Center of Public Affairs, is a former ambassador of Israel to the United Nations (1997-1999) and the author of, among other books , Hatred’s Kingdom, The Fight for Jerusalem, and The Rise of Nuclear Iran.
Amos Yadlin served as Israel’s chief of defense intelligence and then, from 2011-2021, as executive director of the Institute for National Security Studies (INSS) in Tel Aviv.
Ed Husain is a visiting professor at Georgetown University where he will be teaching a summer course on Judaism, Islam, and Western Civilization.
Richard Goldberg is a senior advisor at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies. He has served on Capitol Hill, on the U.S. National Security Council, as the chief of staff for Illinois’s governor, and as a Navy Reserve Intelligence Officer.
Hussein Aboubakr is an Egyptian American educator and a former political refugee. He works for EMET, the Endowment for Middle East Truth, and is an educator for StandWithUs. He is also a graduate student in international affairs at George Washington University.