Sheikha Jawaher Al Qasimi tweeted that the Israeli program “pleads for the murder and rape of Arabs”.
The wife of the Sharjah leader in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) criticized a virtual meeting held between her country and Israel’s Ministry of Education in rare public criticism.
The meeting, which was held by videoconference on Monday, discussed cooperation on several fronts, including the student exchange delegation and joint university studies following the UAE’s decision to normalize relations. with Israel in August of last year.
Sheikha Jawaher Al Qasimi, wife of Sheikh Sultan Al Qasimi, tweeted that the Israeli program “advocates the murder and rape of Arabs”.
Their program. He recommends killing an Arab and raping him
Arab land pic.twitter.com/yFJuKf7xD0
– Jawaher M Alqasimi. (@jawaheralqasimi) January 26, 2021
The tweet sparked many reactions between supporters and opponents.
“Great respect to you Sheikha Jawaher, for your great position which has touched the hearts of the Arab people and represents them,” Jordanian singer Makadi Salem al-Nahhas said.
Another social media user said that it’s not just Israel’s curriculum that incites hatred against Arabs, but a full ideology.
“I hope that God protects the Emirati and Arab society from the manifest infiltration of the Zionist entity into their social, cultural and economic fabric of society,” said Hadeel al-Farra.
On the other hand, a number of Emirati tweeters defended this cooperation, believing that the Emirati authorities are more aware of the country’s interest.
Rashid Abdullah bin Mukhtar wrote: “We have to be frank with ourselves and remember that in our programs and other platforms there has been incitement against non-Muslims. Programs and ideas can be changed through dialogue and openness. “
However, others pointed out that the Israeli Minister of Education, Yoav Galant, was a former commander of the IDF and had participated in operations targeting Palestinians.
The United Arab Emirates became the third Arab country, after Egypt and Jordan, to normalize relations with Israel under a deal brokered by the United States in August 2020.
On Monday, Israel officially opened its embassy in Abu Dhabi, in the presence of Israeli envoy Eitan Na’eh.