Israel and UAE Make More History

Israel and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) signed the first free trade agreement between the Jewish state and an Arab state on Tuesday in Dubai. The deal continues the trend of cooperation the two nations have enjoyed since signing the historic Abraham Accords in September 2020 to normalize relations. The free trade agreement will eliminate customs duties on 96 percent of products, such as food, agriculture, cosmetics, medical equipment, and medicine. This collaboration joins the list of recent partnerships between the two nations, which included March agreements that made progress in academics, religious tolerance, and interfaith and intercultural dialogue.

Israel and the UAE have been developing a beautiful friendship over the past few years. Each step they take to work together solidifies their relationship in a way that turns a former enemy into a friend. Israel can certainly use all the friendship it can get from its neighbors, as its enemies seem to grow stronger as the days go by. The UAE is becoming an increasingly valuable ally for Israel. The more they work together, the more their business and security thrive. We look forward to seeing the payoff of this agreement.