Israeli President Isaac Herzog said he had recently received a Pakistani-American delegation. He called it an “amazing experience” and described it as an example of a “big change” for Israel’s ties with the Islamic world.
Herzog made the following remarks: special address Israel, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Bahrain in 2020 arbitrated by the United States at the annual World Economic Forum (WEF) meeting held in Davos, Switzerland on 26 May.
“The Abrahamic Accords are reaping great harvests. How do you view this to broaden the scope of cooperation?” WEF President Børge Brende asked.
“You know, we’re seeing it at every level of life. We’re not talking about just a visit. We’re seeing interest at all levels of economics, science, innovation, but we’re going to talk more about personal feelings,” the President said. answered.
Herzog said last week he received two delegations who showed “big changes”.
“One was a delegation of young opinion makers from Morocco who partnered with Israel on Facebook. [group]. The two of us came and sat together for about an hour, and it was just amazing to break the barrier and move forward and experience the entanglement with each other.”
The next day, Herzog said he had received a delegation of Pakistani expats living in the United States “along with other members of other countries in the region.”
“And I have to say that this was an amazing experience. We didn’t have a group of Pakistani leaders of that range in Israel. And it all comes from the Abrahamic Accords. It means Jews and Muslims can live together in this area. […].”
Herzog did not elaborate on the Pakistanis he met, but Sharaka, an Israeli non-governmental organization (NGO), organized a visit by a Pakistani-American delegation to “promoting peace in the Middle East.”
Serb.com The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and government spokespersons were contacted to comment on the development.
Pakistan does not recognize Israel and therefore has no diplomatic relations. Pakistan has been an ardent supporter of its demands for the Palestinian State. After the Abrahamic Agreement, Pakistan made it clear that it could not recognize Israel until “a just solution to the Palestinian problem” was achieved.
“For a just and lasting peace, it is essential to have a two-state solution in accordance with relevant United Nations and Islamic Cooperation Agency resolutions with pre-67 borders and Al-Quds Al-Sharif as the capital of a viable independent state. And neighboring Palestine country,” said the Ministry of Foreign Affairs at the time.
However, the two countries had long maintained undeclared contact at the lower level, and on September 1, 2005, there was the only known interaction between then Foreign Minister Kurshid Kasuri and Israeli Foreign Minister Silvan Shalom.
Meanwhile, PTI leader Shireen Mazari interpreted the Israeli leader’s remarks as “Another promise made to the United States by the importing government and other conspirators under a regime change plot has been fulfilled!”
“Shameful submission!” she said on Twitter.
Meanwhile, PTI’s Imran Ismail said that everyone who once called Party Chairman Imran Khan a “Jewish agent” has now turned out to be a “certified Jewish agent and slave”.
This shameful slavery is destroying national pride, he said.
Meanwhile, Planning Minister Asan Iqbal said that no official or semi-official Pakistani delegation had ever hosted the meeting.
He said the government’s policy was “clear” and did not recognize the State of Israel. “All our sympathies are with our Palestinian brothers and sisters,” Iqbal added.