An exclusive interview published by ALL ARAB NEWS has been picked up by The Jerusalem Post.
The story reported that United Arab Emirates Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed al Nahyan wants to visit Israel as part of a “comprehensive peace.”
The brand news & commentary website, ALL ARAB NEWS, broke the story on Sept. 1, the first day of its launch.
The exclusive interview of Dr. Ali Rashid Al Nuaimi by Joel C. Rosenberg, editor-in-chief of the new website, is running in three parts on the news site during its first week.
Al Nuaimi, chairman of the Defense, Interior and Foreign Affairs Committee at the UAE’s Federal National Council, told Rosenberg that the crown prince is “a visionary person” who “has the courage to take the hard decision.”
“He believed that we as a nation, the UAE, we should carry the mission of counter-extremism in the region and in the world,” Al Nuaimi said.
“And, you know, if you want to have peace in the region, you have to create peace with Israel. This is the first step. This is the strong message.”
The possible visit by the crown prince would be a dramatic extension of the agreement announced Aug. 13 between the UAE and Israel to establish full diplomatic and economic relations.
While leading a delegation of Evangelical leaders to Abu Dhabi in October 2018, Rosenberg personally invited the crown prince to visit Israel, and specifically to Jerusalem where Rosenberg lives.
Apparently, that invitation could soon become a reality.
“I was encouraged to see that an Israeli newspaper — and such a prominent one as The Jerusalem Post — picked up this important story,” Rosenberg said. “It’s good to see that ALL ARAB NEWS isn’t just reporting the news but is making some, as well.”