Gulf-Israel Women's Forum Develops Trade Ties and Friendships

(BBC News) Natalie Lisbona - Deputy Mayor of Jerusalem Fleur Hassan-Nahoum co-founded the Gulf-Israel Women's Forum, which first met in October 2020 in Dubai following the signing of the Abraham Accords. She admits that she was apprehensive before the first meeting. "I was very nervous about it, but it was apparent that we all want the same things - peace and prosperity in the region. Contrary to what others want us to believe, we are not enemies. If anything, Israelis and their sisters in the Gulf are so similar. We all came out of the first meeting giddy." The forum now has hundreds of members and includes women from Saudi Arabia and Egypt. They meet up to eight times a year, either in person or via video conferencing.

2022-12-01 00:00:00

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