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Jews thrive in UAE following Abraham Accords

The number of Jewish community members of Israeli and other nationalities in the United Arab Emirates has been increasing annually since the signing of the 2020 Abraham Accords, establishing commercial and medical institutions and synagogues.
Rabbi Eli, from CTeen International, an orthodox Jewish teen network, checks his phone during the first Sukkot Hop ever to be held in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Sept. 23, 2021.

Two years after the signing of the Abraham Accords between the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Israel, the Jewish community in general and the Israeli community, in particular, is “flourishing” in the Gulf country, the UAE’s first Rabbi Levi Duchman told The Jerusalem Post.

According to the newspaper's Sept. 18 report on the lives of Jews in the UAE, Jews have become more vocal in expressing their beliefs and increasingly integrated into the Arab community and other religious communities within the UAE, whose population of both nationals and expats stood at nearly 9.3 million people in 2020, according to the UAE government website.

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