A landmark Israel-UAS flight has landed in Abu Dhabi. The flight carried White House Special Advisor and President Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Israeli National Security Advisor Meir Ben-Shabbat, U.S. National Security Advisor Robert O’Brien, reporters and other Israeli and American officials. Netanyahu called the trip a “historic blessing”.
“The Middle East is filled with brillant, industrious, tolerant and innovative people and the future belongs to them,” said Kushner during a press conference.
The flight comes in the wake of an earlier August peace agreement between the UAE and Israel, making the UAE the first Arab nation in the Gulf to have full diplomatic ties to the nation of Israel and one of three Arab nations worldwide to have current normalized relations with Israel.
Kushner called the flight, “a manifestation of what is possible in the Middle East.” Officials from all countries involved seemed to be hopeful that the flight was the beginning of peace in the Middle East.