Only a few short years ago, critics derided Israel as an international pariah, declining in international status and finding itself increasingly isolated.

Events of recent years have shown those pronouncements to be dramatically wrong.

The Abraham Accords of September 2020 kicked off a tidal wave of countries establishing or otherwise expanding their relations with Israel, including Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Sudan, Morocco, Kosovo, Chad and others.

More countries may soon follow suit, with media reports suggesting that even Saudi Arabia, the custodian of Islam’s two holiest sites, Mecca and Medina, has started to loosen its erstwhile hostility to the Jewish State, though full diplomatic relations may still be a while off.

On Thursday, October 20 at 7:30 p.m. EST, HonestReporting Canada is excited to be hosting Ambassador David Friedman, the former American envoy to Israel who was instrumental in orchestrating the Abraham Accords, for an in-depth discussion showing behind the scenes of the agreement, and helping shed light on what the future may hold for relations between Israel and its neighbors throughout the Middle East and beyond.

Ambassador Friedman, author of Sledgehammer, How Breaking with the Past Brought Peace to the Middle East, will also explain how contrary to the conventional wisdom espoused by seasoned Mideast diplomats, comprehensive peace with the Arab world didn’t require the Israelis and Palestinians to reconcile first.

There is no cost to attend the webinar, and all are welcome, so mark your calendars now!

Simply join the conversation via Zoom at the following link on the day/time of our webinar:

About Ambassador Friedman:

David Friedman served as the US Ambassador to Israel from 2017-2021. Under his leadership, the United States coordinated the Abraham Accords between Israel, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates (UAE). In 2020, The Jerusalem Post named him the most influential Jew in the world, and in 2021 he was nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize.

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