On Abraham Accords anniversary, there is accord on calling it 'Abraham'


October 1, 2021

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken marks the anniversary of the Abraham Accords with, clockwise, diplomats from Israel, the United Arab Emirates, Morocco and Bahrain, on Sept. 17, 2021.

WASHINGTON (JTA) - Wrapping up the feel-good-fest that marked the first anniversary of the Abraham Accords, the normalization agreements between Israel and four Arabs states, U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken gave a shout-out to the big guy who started it all.

No, not Donald Trump, but Abraham himself.

"Abraham, in our Bible, had the temerity to engage God, to argue with God, to ask why, and maybe more important, to ask why not," Blinken said at the virtual get-together Friday that marked the Sept. 15, 2020, anniversary (a day or so late, but Yom Kippur got in the way).

"And I think each...

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