Abu Dhabi (QNN)- An anti-BDS US-Israel advocacy group has opened its first office in the Middle East in the United Arab Emirates on Monday, after ‘Israel’ and UAE normalized ties.
The New York-based American Jewish Committee (AJC), describes itself as “strengthening Israel’s place in the world” and is vehemently opposed to the non-violent Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement, announced the opening of its first office in the Middle East in the UAE on Monday.
AJC, which has fostered cooperation between Arab states and the Jewish world for more than 25 years, today announced the opening of AJC Abu Dhabi 🇦🇪 – our first office in the Arab world!
— American Jewish Committee (@AJCGlobal) June 7, 2021
“We are thrilled to have you,” UAE Foreign Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed al-Nahyan told the AJC’s annual global forum on Monday.
“Your presence in the UAE is … part of changing mindsets.”
The UAE was the first country to agree to normalize ties with the occupation state under the Abraham Accords, a pact brokered by the United States, a move that was followed by Bahrain, Morocco and Sudan.
Palestinians condemned the normalization agreements, saying they encouraged Israel’s denial of their rights and do not serve the Palestinian cause.