United Arab Emirates
The United Arab Emirates plans to maintain diplomatic ties with Israel. International outcry over the toll of the war in Gaza is mounting. The UAE hopes to have some moderating influence over the Israeli campaign while safeguarding its interests. It has established diplomatic ties with Israel under the U.S.-brokered Abraham Accords. That paved the way for other Arab states to forge their relationship with Israel by breaking a taboo on normalizing relations without the creation of a Palestinian state. UAE President Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan spoke with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for an end to the violence. Pray that the mediation effort of UAE with Israel will yield good results. Pray for the Emiratis to look to Jesus Christ and have their efforts blessed. (The Bible, Psalm 90:17).