It is hard to join the euphoria for the new peace accord which Israel and the UAE now negotiate.
We witness a “Déjà vu”: Israel repeats the tragic mistakes of the peace accords with Egypt, the PLO and Jordan – In each “peace process”, Israel only operated on the political level and allowed belligerent education to continue.
In the case of the UAE, this is not just a cold peace. What we have here is short term gratification and long term enmity
For example. the UAE quadrupled its donation to UNRWA from $12 million dollars a year n 2017 to $51 million dollars per annam in 2019. UAE funds flow to UNRWA schools at a time when UNRWA education is based on three principles, according to our think tank’s examination of all 364 Arab textbooks used by UNRWA:
- Challenging legitimacy of the Jewish State, asserting that Jews have no place in the Middle East
- Demonizing Jews
- Continuing the war to liberate all of ‘Palestine’
The UAE cannot have it both ways – to promote coexistence with Israel and promote Jihad against the Jews at the same time.
Over the next three weeks before Rosh haShana (the Jewish New Year), a time of reflection and introspection, the details of the accord with the UAE will be hammered out.
This is the time for Israel’s friends to demand the inclusion of a clause in the UAE accord to mandate peace education and reject UAE aid to the UNRWA Jihad Curriculum.