It’s always nice to make new friends; especially with those that fancy genocide and apartheid.
And in the pursuit of making such friends, Abu Dhabi’s Crown Prince welcomed the Israeli Prime Minister to his own personal palace to talk about warming relationships between the UAE and the Israeli apartheid state.
“Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed al-Nahyan hosted Israel’s Prime Minister Naftali Bennett in the first-ever public meeting between the United Arab Emirates’ de facto ruler and an Israeli leader.
In a joint statement, the two countries said the visit marked “another milestone in the development of warm relations and a tremendous partnership.”
It said they had discussed a number of areas of cooperation, including trade, technology, the environment, and tourism, as well as forming a joint research and development fund. The countries already have struck up burgeoning trade ties.”
More important than the UAE now providing resources and logistics via trade ties to fund the Israeli terrorist state, were there any talks about the Palestinians? The Crown Prince hasn’t forgotten his Muslim brothers and sisters who suffer every single day under the Israeli apartheid state, has he?
“The statement, however, made no mention of two critical issues — Israel’s conflict with the Palestinians and the Iranian nuclear program.”
In what world is it acceptable for the UAE to break bread with Israeli occupiers when Palestine is still being encroached upon and intentionally denied basic human needs such as clean water by Israel? Last year saw the signing of the Abrahamic Accord which aimed to thaw relations between Israel and its Middle Eastern neighbors in order to promote trade ties, economic ventures, and a more “peaceful” Middle East.
As part of the Accord, the signatories agreed that all parties should work towards resolving the “Israeli-Palestinian conflict that meets the legitimate needs and aspirations of both peoples, and to advance comprehensive Middle East peace, stability and prosperity.”
Regretfully, other Muslim countries seem to be cosigning the idea that atrocities, war crimes, and human rights violations can be overlooked for the right price.
Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan’s (MBZ) visit to Ankara in November to meet Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan led to the announcement of a $10 billion fund for investments in Turkey including several agreements to boost cooperation across sectors like energy and health.
Ties between Turkey and the Arab world are experiencing a major thaw in ties after years of tense relations… One of the reasons it’s been suggested for the push to normalise ties are the economic benefits for all parties involved.
Gulf states are also in search of profitable investments. This creates a win-win situation for the region.
If the UAE is wrong for buddying up with Israel, is Turkey in the same basket?
It’s worth noting that Turkey had previously been at odds with the UAE and Egypt over their alleged involvement in a failed military coup in conjunction with American intelligence agencies that threatened Turkey’s stability. The coup was led by high-ranking Turkish military personnel and resulted in hundreds of civilian deaths and could have resulted in total societal collapse seen in countries that went through similar “Arab Spring” revolutions such as Syria and Yemen.
But because oil money is enticing, the very real possibility that Turkey could have found itself facing existential humanitarian crises like those of Yemen or Syria due to the UAE’s meddling is all water under the bridge. No accountability, no questions, just good vibes.
Further, evidence suggests that western elements supported and provided logistics to these coups and revolutions to exacerbate loss of human life and ultimately destabilize the Middle East. These revolutions have now crippled a vast majority of the Muslim nations in the Middle East which ultimately conveniences Israel. Yet, these victimized countries are willing to sign doctrines claiming to support “stability” and “peace” with the same western countries?
One Israeli political commentator, Eyud Yaari remarks: “The Arab Spring …is the death certificate of Arab nationalism as we knew it in the Levant…” This remark leaves out important implications including the widespread death of civilians in the countries affected by the Arab Spring, the loss of unity between these nations against common threats (i.e., Israel) and the proliferation of infighting amongst Muslim nations that leaves them easy prey for clandestine Western states.
Turkey’s interior minister accused the United States on Thursday of being behind a 2016 failed coup that Ankara has blamed on a U.S.-based Muslim preacher
More than 250 people were killed in the attempt to overthrow President Tayyip Erdogan and his government on July 15, 2016, when rogue soldiers commandeered warplanes, helicopters and tanks to seize state institutions.
Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu told Hurriyet the United States had managed the coup attempt while Gulen’s network carried it out, adding “Europe was enthusiastic about it.”
Whether the coup had any legitimacy is a secondary discussion. The real issue seems to be the grim state of affairs between Muslim nations. They undermine and destabilize each other at the expense of the Ummah and fall prey to the “divide and conquer” strategy of the US and Israel.
And even when they do come together for a mutual goal, it’s for economic pursuits that sell out Muslims that are currently being oppressed by tyrannical states. Whether it be the UAE’s warming ties with apartheid Israel or Pakistan’s economic partnership with China at the cost of the Uyghurs, the message they send betrays their iman: money over morals.
May Allah wake the Ummah up and bring justice to all those oppressed. Amin.