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Tuesday, November 10, 2020 (2 PM - 3 PM)

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The Abraham Accords - initially signed in August between the UAE and Israel (with US support), and subsequently involving Bahrain - aim to "normalise" diplomatic relations between the parties.

The UAE and Bahrain thus became the third and fourth Arab countries, after Egypt in 1979 and Jordan in 1994, to do so.

As part of the agreement, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu placed a "temporary hold" on his plans to annex parts of the West Bank, but the deal has nevertheless attracted scepticism and strong criticism from parts of the region, notably Palestine, Iran and Turkey.

What will "normalisation" mean for businesses and individuals in the UAE, Bahrain and Israel? Will it lead to greater levels of prosperity and stabilization in the region, as touted by the accord's signatories? Or is there a risk that they will become targets of retaliations from hostiles.

This special online event will explore the commercial opportunities and risks that will emerge in coming weeks and months, with participation from representatives from the foreign ministries of the UAE, Bahrain and Israel, as well as business leaders looking to take advantage of the new situation.