During this time of global turmoil and anxiety, we’re all looking for a glimmer of hope on the horizon. I believe that yesterday’s very first El Al flight from Tel Aviv to Abu Dhabi is that glimmer of hope.
Of course, certain experts have told us that peace between Arabs and Israelis isn’t possible. When the U.S. officially recognized Jerusalem as Israel’s capital in 2018, and the very next year the U.S. recognized Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights, both decisions were supposed to be deal breakers with the Arab world. Clearly, they were not.
Instead, by recognizing reality on the ground, these decisions took the power away from those in our region who benefit from conflict and gave power to the majority of people who long to build bridges of peace between people of all walks of life.
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