Holocaust education moves UAE closer to Israel but suspicions remain

Ahmed al-Mansoori shows visitors around the Holocaust Gallery in Dubai on January 11, 2023. The Holocaust Gallery, which opened in 2021, is a first for the Arab world. – AFP, January 24, 2023.

THE United Arab Emirates plans to teach school students about the Holocaust, signalling warming ties with Israel, a country that is widely condemned in the Arab world over the Palestinian conflict. 

The wealthy Gulf state’s move comes after it agreed to normalise ties with Israel under the US-brokered 2020 Abraham Accords along with Bahrain and Morocco, years after Egypt and Jordan had forged relations. 

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