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Israel-Gulf Ties To Grow In 2021, Experts Predict


A dozen experts have predicted a wide range of increasing partnerships and connections between Israel and Gulf countries in the new year. This will cover a spectrum of activity from technology to academic and political developments. The rapid change since the Abraham Accords began in August has led to one of the fastest growing global relationships between countries.  

Houda Nonoo, former Ambassador of Bahrain to the United States, said that 2021 will be even more exciting than the history making that took place this year. The impact of the Abraham Accords will come to fruition.

“At the core of this agreement is the desire to create a Middle East that is built on peace and prosperity for us all,” she said. “I believe that the growing partnerships between Bahrain and Israel will lead to sustainable peace in the region. Next year, we will see collaborations in the business, healthcare, education, travel and tourism sectors, which will further bring our leaders’ bold vision to reality.”

Nonoo is a member of the small and historic Jewish community of Bahrain. She says that the new year will be important for the community. “We plan to open our newly refurbished synagogue in the first quarter of the year. We embarked on the process of refurbishing the synagogue before the Abraham Accords were announced, but now its significance has come to the fore, as we prepare to welcome many new Jewish tourists to visit us next year.

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