UAE Normalization – Prophetic rather than political progress

The Emirati breakthrough is a story of regional and historic proportions.

As political an event as pundits are making it, it signifies much more.

It’s a regional story because it represents the most monumental step in more than a quarter-century toward cementing Israel’s normalization in a fragile and flammable neighborhood.

And it’s historic because it is less a win for Presidents and Prime Ministers than it is for the Prophets of Israel.

Isaiah teaches in this week’s Haftorah: “You shall be grounded in righteousness, kept safe from harm, and may fear from ruin recede and feel increasingly remote (Is. 54:14).

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Rabbi William Hamilton has served as rabbi (mara d'atra) of Kehillath Israel in Brookline, MA since 1995.
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