UAE Crown Prince Invited To Israel To Establish Diplomatic Ties

President Rivlin’s invitation to the crown province of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, was sent in Arabic.

Jessica David

August 18, 2020

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On Monday (August 17, 2020), Israeli President Reuven Rivlin extended an invitation to the de facto leader of the United Arab Emirates to visit Israel, after the two countries agreed on normalization. Rivlin’s invitation to the crown prince of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, Mohammed bin Al Nahyan, was sent in Arabic and came days after the announcement of a landmark deal between Israel and the UAE on forging diplomatic ties. The invitation was to visit “Isreal and Jerusalem ad be our honoured guest.” Whereas Israel considers the entire city its capital, the Arab world sees East Jerusalem as the future capital of a Palestinian state.

“In these fateful days. leadership is measured by its courage and ability to be groundbreaking and far-sighted,” Rivlin wrote, according to an English translation of the letter provided by his office. The president expressed hope that the new peace deal “will help build and strengthen the trust between us and the peoples of the region, a trust that will promote understanding between us all. “Such trust, as demonstrated in the noble and courageous act, will set our region forward and bring economical well-being and provide prosperity and stability to the people of the Middle East as a whole,” he wrote.

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