Israel-UA Forging Ties While Sovereignty Remains On Hold

A delegation of Israeli representatives met in Dubai on Wednesday with Emirati businessmen to discuss commercial opportunities.

The delegation was led by Yossi Dagan, who heads the Samaria Regional Council. They arrived on Sunday and planned to remain in the Emirates until Thursday. A statement from the regional council released Tuesday said the delegation held “marathon business meetings” with around 20 individuals and companies working in agriculture, pest control and plastics.

“The business people heard from them about the unique needs of the region and discussed with them cooperation, particularly in the fields of agronomy and water desalination.”

“The UAE is an advanced country at the forefront of development and investment, and it is our honor to forge trade and industry ties with them,” Dagan said.

Despite the positive tone of this development in Israel-UAE relations, let’s not forget that Israel’s right to apply Sovereignty remains “temporarily” on hold as a result of this new relationship.

Israeli settler delegation in Dubai to talk business cooperation with Emiratis, by AP and TOI Staff. Times of Israel, November 11, 2020

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