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UAE & Israel Plant Trees
By Micah Halpern

Friday April 23, 2021
I've Been Thinking:

Who can argue with Earth Day?

Earth Day should be the one event that unites everyone around the world. And yet, it was still a major event and a pleasant surprise when the UAE sponsored a tree planting – along with Israeli representation, at their embassy in Washington DC. The UAE ambassador planted an olive tree along with the Israeli ambassador. And a twin tree, an olive tree, will be planted in the garden of the Israeli embassy.

The UAE Ambassador Youse al Otaiba marked the occasion saying: “Warmer relations will help get us to a cooler planet. Normalization is already accelerating climate cooperation between the UAE and Israel. These efforts in innovation, promotion and finance will help deliver the benefits of low-carbon, sustainable economic growth across the region and world.”

Other ambassadors and dignitaries present at this special event included Ambassador Princess Lalla Joumala of Morocco, Ambassador Dina Kawar of Jordan, Ambassador Motaz Zahran of Egypt, and Deputy Chief of Mission Yousif Ahmed of Bahrain, Ambassador Barbara Leaf, Senior Director for the Middle East and North Africa at the National Security Council and Ted Deutch, Chairman for the
Subcommittee on the Middle East, North Africa and Global Counterterrorism on the House Foreign Affairs Committee.

This will, hopefully, be one in a long list of events jointly celebrated by Israel and the UAE.

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25 April 2021 03:51 PM in Thoughts

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