The Combat Antisemitism Movement (CAM) was honored to host H.E. Ahmed Obaid Al Mansoori from the United Arab Emirates at a special dinner in Jerusalem on Wednesday.
Mansoori is known for his visionary leadership spearheading efforts to forge greater interfaith harmony across the Middle East. He is the founder of Dubai’s Crossroads of Civilizations Museum, home to the first-ever Holocaust memorial exhibit in the Arab world.
We are honored to host H.E. Ahmed Obaid Al Mansoori, a leading advocate for interfaith harmony across the Middle East, at a special dinner in Jerusalem this evening. pic.twitter.com/nh5y0rZcGy
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In his remarks at Wednesday’s event, attended by around two dozen distinguished guests, Mansoori said, “What do we in the UAE and Israelis have in common? We are very strong in our identity. We have a mission. We know who we are and what we are. We are people who stick to our values and move forward. This is the secret to our success.”
Among the attendees was Rabbi Abraham Cooper, Associate Dean and Director of Global Social Action Agenda for the Simon Wiesenthal Center.
“This an amazing Rosh Hashanah gift,” Rabbi Cooper said. “But we also have to be very careful. We shouldn’t take our friends for granted. We must work together. We need to be there for them if and when they need our help.”
CAM Executive Director Sacha Roytman Dratwa commented, “The Abraham Accords opened new horizons for peace in the Middle East, and we are pleased to cooperate with pioneering and impactful changemakers like Ahmed Obaid Al Mansoori to build a better and more tolerant future for all peoples of the region and beyond.”