“The United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, and Sudan are the first Arab nations to normalize relations with Israel in over 25 years.”
“The expansion of the Abraham Accords to include Sudan is a significant step that will further enhance Israel’s security and create opportunities for Sudan and Israel to deepen their economic ties and improve the lives of their people.”
The idea is that “As more countries normalize relations with Israel, the region will become more stable, secure, and prosperous.”
The UAE agrees to decriminalize some Islamic laws
The United Arab Emirates (UAE) made some major announcements, in the state-owned newspaper the National, on November 7. The country’s Islamic morality laws are getting much less restrictive. Now unmarried couples can cohabitate, alcohol restrictions are being loosened and so-called “honor killings” are no longer tolerated.
The sweeping legal changes follow a historic U.S.-brokered deal. The UAE and Israel are now in the midst of normalizing relations including travel and trade. This move is expected to bring an influx of investment and mutual tourism investment in every country that joins in the Abraham Accords.