Ronald S. Lauder at White House for signing of historic agreements between Israel, UAE, and Bahrain

15 Sep 2020

WJC President Ronald S. Lauder attends White House signing ceremony 

WASHINGTON -- World Jewish Congress President Ronald S. Lauder was an honored guest at the September 15 peace summit at the White House marking the formalization of historic agreements normalizing relations between the State of Israel and two Gulf-Arab countries, the United Arab Emirates and the Kingdom of Bahrain.  

WJC President Lauder expressed his optimism for the future of peace in the region and his gratitude for the White House’s role in the agreements, saying:  

“I thank President Trump’s administration for its leadership in brokering these accords. The bold initiatives undertaken by Prime Minister of Israel Benjamin Netanyahu, Crown Prince of the United Arab Emirates His Highness Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, and King of Bahrain His Majesty Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa in forging this new path toward peace will usher in a new era of regional stability, prosperity, and opportunity.  

“The Jewish Council of the Emirates and the Jewish Community of Bahrain will carry forward the historic legacy of dynamic Jewish-Muslim coexistence, while demonstrating their fidelity and loyalty to their respective national leadership; the United Arab Emirates and the Kingdom of Bahrain have casted votes of confidence in support of their Jewish communities. 

“The World Jewish Congress and I look forward to continuing to work with these communities and celebrating the customs and traditions that have long distinguished the Emirates and Bahrain, bringing them to this historic occasion.”  

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