Israeli foreign minister opens UAE Embassy: 'The Middle East is our home, we're here to stay'
July 9, 2021
(JNS) - Israeli Foreign Minister Yair Lapid flew to the United Arab Emirates on Tuesday in a historic first official visit by an Israeli minister to the Gulf State.
"What we are doing here today isn't the end of the road, it's the beginning. From here, from this place, we are setting out on the road," Lapid said at a ceremony inaugurating Israel's Embassy in Abu Dhabi.
"Israel wants peace with its neighbors. With all its neighbors," the foreign minister said. "We aren't going anywhere. The Middle East is our home. We're here to stay. We call on all the countries of the region to recognize t...