The UAE has relaxed the country’s conservative Islamic legal order, the sharia – the most egregious reform to date in one of the Gulf oil monarchies. According to the provisions, it is a Muslim country
Relaxations make things much easier for foreigners in matters such as marriage, divorce, and inheritance, providing a kind of escape from Sharia law. This is a promising change in a country where 80 percent are foreigners.
The Jewish state is diverse, politically diverse, but stable, economically and militarily strong. Jerusalem is more conservative and militant, while Tel Aviv is a stronghold of liberal ideas. This facility makes Israel attractive not only to foreign tourists but also to economic operators, which is a world leader in many sectors in addition to technological innovation.
It was recognized in Abu Dhabi that the key to the long-term sustainability of the emirates ’position as financial, trade and oil market players is to follow the Israeli model. They need to diversify their economies while maintaining a strong army. But were they reconciled to losing the know-how?
Yet, Matthew Szalai, a researcher at the Institute of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Economics, is reluctant to state that Israel serves as an example to the emirates. The small states of the Gulf realized as early as the 1990s that good relations with the United States guaranteed security in the region, and although many bilateral agreements were reached between Abu Dhabi and Washington, there were always obstacles to deepening and expanding relations.
And it was not possible to communicate with the Israelis publicly through official channels, namely because of the Palestinian cause.
The researcher believes.
In addition, the emirates have been in contact with Israel through a number of unofficial channels, and intelligence and security cooperation has been strengthened, justified by the strengthening of their common enemies.
The leaders of the Arab country were also aware that the pro-Palestinian
The recent steps taken by the United Arab Emirates have been motivated by the pursuit of its own interests, which are the same as those of Israel.
With Israeli cooperation, the emirates can only win and strengthen their own position. Nevertheless, Abu Dhabi does not need Israeli capital, and contacts were maintained before the peace agreement in areas of mutual interest.
In fact, American goals played a much bigger role in the rapprochement of the two countries than anything else.
The Trump government has promised the emirates state-of-the-art F-35 fighter bombers and long-range armed drones, and has already given its blessing after the peace deal.