WEST HARTFORD, CONN. (September 25, 2020) – The Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC) of the Jewish Federation of Greater Hartford welcomes the signing of the Abraham Accords by the governments of Israel, the United Arab Emirates, and Bahrain last week.
Recent news reports suggest that additional peace agreements with Arab countries in the region may be possible in the near future. With that in mind, we have compiled some of the best resources we have found to provide additional context and insight:
- How the Abraham Accords Look Forward, Not Back: A Policy Analysis by David Makovsky of the Washington Institute
- Behind the Scenes of the Abraham Accords: A special publication by the Institute for National Security Studies
- UAE envoy: Broad support for deal shows Israelis want peace more than annexation: An Article by Jacob Magid in the Times of Israel
We hope that the Abraham Accords are a harbinger of expanded relations between Israel and its neighbors and a Middle East region that is stable, peaceful, and prosperous. As we enter the new year of 5781 and approach Yom Kippur we also extend our warmest wishes for a happy, healthy new year and a Gmar Chatima Tova – a complete and good sealing in the book of life!
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The Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC) of the Jewish Federation of Greater Hartford strengthens community, pursues social justice, combats anti-Semitism and supports Israel in the Jewish and broader communities. JCRC builds coalitions; convenes broad discussions on historical, contemporary and emerging topics; serves as an informational resource to the media and community members; and advocates on issues important to the Jewish community.