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(Washington, D.C., Aug. 13, 2020)–B’nai B’rith International President Charles O. Kaufman and CEO Daniel S. Mariaschin have issued the following statement:  
We strongly hail a breakthrough agreement that will normalize ties between Israel and the United Arab Emirates. 
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Emirati Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed today signed what are now called the Abraham Accords, solidifying normalized relations between their two nations. A diplomatic exchange of ambassadors will take place soon.
We commend the White House for its role in helping to bring this agreement about.
These accords will now join the peace agreements between Israel and Egypt and Israel and Jordan as stabilizing influences in the region and send a strong message to those who seek to promote chaos that their efforts will not succeed.
B’nai B’rith International has advocated for global Jewry and championed the cause of human rights since 1843. B’nai B’rith is recognized as a vital voice in promoting Jewish unity and continuity, a staunch defender of the State of Israel, a tireless advocate on behalf of senior citizens and a leader in disaster relief. With a presence around the world, we are the Global Voice of the Jewish Community. Visit