EPF PIN is concerned about exactly who the Abraham Accords do NOT benefit. Chief among them are the Palestinian people who have relied on the Arab League position that normal relations with Israel are contingent on a negotiated agreement with the Palestinians.
The Abraham Accords also normalize the Occupation, which leaves nearly three million Palestinians disenfranchised and brutalized by Israeli military forces, border police and settlers.
And the Abraham Accords normalize the irrelevance of international law and United Nations’ Security Resolutions.
The “changing landscape in the New Middle East” that will be celebrated at the breakfast on August 4 is grounded in shady deals and power plays. The benefits are immediate and tangible for the UAE and Bahrain: access to Israeli intelligence and spyware, opportunities of hi-tech trade deals, the chance to buy F35 state-of-the-art fighter planes from the U.S.
The Steering Committee of EPF PIN has written to Bishop Wright, explaining these concerns and asking him to reconsider his participation in, and co-sponsorship of this Wednesday’s Prayer Breakfast. If he does attend, wee have asked that he raise our concerns about the negative impact the normalization envisioned in the Abraham Accords will have on the Palestinian people.
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