In what President Trump labels a “historic diplomatic breakthrough,” Israel and the United Arab Emirates have agreed to “full normalization of relations,” and Israel says it will “suspend” plans to annex the West Bank. Trump announced the deal Thursday, calling it “a significant step towards building a more peaceful, secure, and prosperous Middle East.” The agreement, known as the Abraham Accord, could signal similar pacts in the future.
“We are already discussing this with other nations,” Trump says, “so you will probably see others of these… now that the ice has been broken.” The UAE follows Egypt and Jordan in opening relations with Israel, though the UAE is the first to “normalize” relations.
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“David Adjaye has revealed visuals of The Abrahamic Family House, an interfaith complex in Abu Dhabi that will contain a church, mosque and synagogue.
The three cubic temples are designed by Adjaye Associates to encourage “peaceful co-existence and acceptance” of the three Abrahamic faiths Christianity, Islam and Judaism in the UAE’s capital city.
“I believe architecture should work to enshrine the kind of world we want to live in, a world of tolerance, openness, and constant advancement,” explained Adjaye.
“As an architect I want to create a building that starts to dissolve the notion of hierarchical difference – it should represent universality and totality – something higher, that enhances the richness of human life,” he continued.
“We hope we have set out a plan for a beautiful and thought-provoking space that celebrates the three faiths and stimulates dialogue and understanding at a critical time for the world.”
Adjaye Associate’s design won the competition to design a multifaith complex on Saadiyat Island – a new cultural district off the coast of the UAE’s capital city.
Prophetically, there is to be a one-world-religion during the seven year tribulation.
The Abrahamic Accord is one step closer to a seven year peace treaty which is the trigger that begins this time of affliction.