American Jewish Leaders Find Budding Ally in United Arab Emirates

( Alex Traiman - A delegation of American Jewish leaders spent two days in the United Arab Emirates this week in search of moderate Arab counterparts to fight against radical Islamic extremism, and who are willing to improve private and public relations with Israel. "The United Arab Emirates are a country that can have an expanding role with the State of Israel. They are a country that is trying to counter the forces of extremism," said Malcolm Hoenlein, executive vice chairman of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations. B'nai B'rith executive vice president Dan Mariaschin said, "The UAE seems very much a part of the solution - and not part of the problem - in the region." Cheryl Fishbein, chair of the Jewish Council for Public Affairs, said, "The Emirates' openness to other cultures, and their priority to bringing tolerance throughout their society, was truly a welcome eye-opener."

2018-02-16 00:00:00

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