Expressing Hope: ‘This is how the world should be’

The Psagot Winery sits on the peaks of the Binyamin region mountains in Judea and Samaria, north of Jerusalem and just east of Ramallah. Yaakov Berg and his wife are owners of Psagot Winery. Recently, Yaakov expressed his hope that “peace with the Emirates will change our relationship with Palestinians.”

Israel – UAE relations are slowly changing thanks to the Trump administration having brokered the Abraham Accords. Could we be starting to see less politics and more of what mutually benefits both sides?

Miri Ovadia, Binyamin regional council spokesperson said, “we are now having conversations about business, technology, tourism and culture—not just political conversations. In Judea and Samaria, we have been saying for years that it is possible to live side by side with Arabs.” The normalization agreements have “contributed a lot to people’s feelings that this is how the world should be.

There is so much work to be done before a real and lasting peace between Israel and her Arab neighbors is achieved. Nevertheless, stories like this one give us a cautious glimmer of hope for the future.

UAE embraces trade with Israeli-owned businesses in Judea and Samaria, by Eliana Rudee. Jewish News Syndicate, February 3, 2021

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