The peace between Israel and the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain is evolving to be a “warm peace” as Israelis flock to visit the UAE, and Emirati and Bahraini tourists visit Israel.
Scenes that would have been unimaginable just a short time ago of Jews and Arabs gathering together are now ubiquitous.
Many tourists from the UAE and Bahrain have expressed surprise at the warm welcome they receive from Israelis, especially from Chareidim, who are portrayed in all types of negative ways in the worldwide press.
Below are videos of many intriguing encounters, including a Shabbos meal with religious Jews, Emiratis and Bahrainis in Jerusalem. (The Shabbos video was taken by a non-Jew.)
A flashback to past, I recollect the exotic Jewish meals I had Cochini Shabbat and Hannukah meal from India in 2010, A Shabbat meal from Dubai during Ramadan in 2018
An amazing Shabbat meal during Hanukkah in Jerusalem with Arabs and Israelis in same table
NES GADOL HAYA PO !! pic.twitter.com/db8xerUUEN
— Thoufeek Zakriya (@thoufeekzak) December 12, 2020
— Peace to Jews and Arabs 🇦🇪🇮🇱🇧🇭🇸🇦🕊️ (@UAE_YOT2019) December 11, 2020
Below are scenes of Jews and Arabs celebrating Chanukah together and in other encounters:
— Amichai Stein (@AmichaiStein1) December 14, 2020
Honored to participate in this historic #Hanukkah candle lighting and concert in #Dubai. This is what real peace looks like. Thank you #UAE! And thank you @POTUS @realDonaldTrump for making this possible! pic.twitter.com/rtEgEDD0vA
— U.S. Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism (@USEAntiSemitism) December 12, 2020
השייח הערבי בדובאי… מדליק נרות חנוכה😂 pic.twitter.com/mrR4bGjfcL
— שִֹמְחָה בְּשִֹמְחָה© simcha blotnik (@simcha_blotnik) December 12, 2020
Hanukkah celebrations in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
A new Middle East. 🇦🇪🕎 pic.twitter.com/LiswDXesEO
— StandWithUs (@StandWithUs) December 15, 2020
הרב לוי דוכמן שליח חב"ד ורב האמירויות, הדליק הערב נרות חנוכה במלון קונרד דובאי עם אורחי 'שיינפלד תיירות' .
על הקלידים האמן רולי דיקמן.
חנוכה שמח 🕎🇦🇪 pic.twitter.com/3Kty7OpWgF
— דודי רובינשטיין – חול מהודר (@hul_meudar) December 16, 2020
— איציק אוחנה (@ok125125) December 15, 2020
This orthodox jewish gentleman’s family was the first to notice us arriving at Tel Aviv from their balcony! And i was the first from our delegation to notice them and wave 👋… it was exciting that just a few minutes later he actually came down to welcome us and chat 🤍🤍🤍 pic.twitter.com/OPqToRTm0N
— تسمو السماء فهي سميّة (@SamooyHarib) December 14, 2020
This is how Israelis welcome guests from the United Arab Emirates at the Western Wall, with great respect and a lot of love
هكذا يستقبل الإسرائيليون الضيوف من الإمارات العربية المتحدة عند حائط المبكى ، باحترام وحب كبيرين https://t.co/eDSbMSthua
— יענקי פרבר (@yankihebrew) December 14, 2020
In December 2020, Emiratis, Bahrainis & Jewish, Druze & Bedouin Israelis hung out together in the King David Hotel in Jerusalem.
So natural. But still so miraculous. pic.twitter.com/bw5563TQqj
— Asher Fredman אשר פרדמן (@fredman_a) December 17, 2020
— AIPAC (@AIPAC) December 11, 2020
(YWN Israel Desk – Jerusalem)