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It is not about peace, but about smart business

Francesca Borri
Borri is a war correspondent and writes regularly for Ny Tid.
MIDDLE EAST: While other countries were preoccupied with covid-19, Arabs and Israelis could, without outside interference, concentrate on peace. And business.

Everything else drowned in the news of the corona pandemic. But in August, 41 years after Egypt's recognition, and 26's after Jordan's, Israel was recognized by a third Arab country: the United Arab Emirates (UAE). As the world stopped, everything changed for Israelis and Palestinians – whose situation has remained unchanged for the past 70 years.

At my hotel in Dubai, the receptionist was from Manila. She had heard about the agreement, but knew little about Palestine. "Where live . . .

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