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The UAE’s perfidious normalisation plan with Israel

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18.08.2020

One year ago I predicted in this column that a Saudi embassy to Israel in Jerusalem was coming soon.

With last week’s news about the United Arab Emirates, it looks as if we are moving closer towards such a tragic eventuality.

US President Donald Trump formally announced that the UAE and Israel had signed a deal which committed both to establishing formal diplomatic relations.

According to the statement, the two regimes will meet in the coming weeks to sign bilateral agreements on tourism, direct flights, “security” (for which read: the arms trade and exchange of torture techniques), “technology” (for which read: cyberwarfare, spying and hijacking dissident’s phones) and reciprocal embassies.

This perfidious move is being touted as a “peace” agreement between “the Abrahamic religions” – but don’t be fooled. This is mere window dressing.

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The UAE – an oppressive military dictatorship dominated by absolute monarchs – is simply toeing the imperial line set by Washington DC, and the huge economic incentives being thrust in their direction.

Hassan Sajwani, an Emirati billionaire, gushed on Twitter that “finally,” thanks to the agreement, Emiratis would be allowed to pray in Al-Aqsa Mosque, one of........

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