On September 15, in a historical moment at The White House, Israel signed a peace treaty with the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain. Only 29 days after the UAE deal was announced, Bahrain joined in. The small island situated close to the UAE and Saudi Arabia, only 200 meters away from Iranian borders, is already home to a small Jewish community, who welcomes the agreement. It is the second in what is expected to be more Arab countries to broker peace deals with Israel.
The collaborative process is moving quickly, and advancements beneficial to all countries have been made. Once the skies open, flights will open too. An investor from Abu Dhabi is interested in investing in the Jerusalem soccer team, Beitar Jerusalem. The two prominent technology universities have signed a deal to collaborate on artificial intelligence, between Weizmann Institute of Science, and the Mohamed bin Zayed University of Artificial Intelligence. The agreement includes exchange programs, seminars and conferences, research exchanges, and establishing a joint virtual institute for AI.
While peace within Israel is still being heavily sought after, there is certainly a promising direction to be going to reach peace in the Middle East.