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    Default United Arab Emirates will build first official synagogue

    Well, I guess it was going to happen sometime .... and now it has:

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    Synagogue, slated to be completed by 2022, will be part of multi-faith complex called the Abrahamic Family House in capital Abu Dhabi.


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    Construction on the first official synagogue in the United Arab Emirates will begin in several months.

    The synagogue, slated to be completed by 2022, will be part of a multi-faith complex called the Abrahamic Family House in the capital Abu Dhabi, Reuters reported, citing the Abu Dhabi-based newspaper the National. The complex also will contain a mosque and a church.

    A small group of Jews who live in the city reportedly meet for worship in a private home.

    The UAE does not have diplomatic relations with Israel.
    From: http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/269317

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    “a multi-faith complex called the Abrahamic Family House in the capital Abu Dhabi”

    Abrahamic Family House? Interesting positioning.
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    Isn't there like a big conflict between Judaism and Islam? I'm not sure how this would play with most people who are not very welcoming to Judaism, or the other way around.

    Specially with both buildings on the same complex, it could be law but i don't know if people can respect law that much, i know i have seen similar situations in other countries before, and it turned out very bad
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    As you might see from my profile, I live in Dubai, United Arab Emirates and the context to this - as for anything in the Middle East - is “it’s complicated”.

    The UAE for the most part seems to follow a pragmatic strategy when it comes to foreign relations.

    Over the last few years there has been a steadily building public sending of conciliatory “signals” from Saudi Arabia (the UAE’s large next door neighbour) towards Israel. It has started to be mentioned here and there that there are unofficial ties and a growing cooperation between the two.

    There are some indications that the foreign policy of Saudi Arabia seems to have been somewhat influenced by the sheik of Abu Dhabi. So this announcement is probably part of a longer term strategy of “building ties”.

    Two threads that may be of particular interest for context are:
    http://projectavalon.net/forum4/show...t-Rubik-s-Cube
    http://projectavalon.net/forum4/show...-Our-Very-Eyes
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    I agree with Cara. I was in Dubai a long time ago, the UAE was more open than Saudi Arabia at the time I was there. At that time I could feel that the Saudi neighbor was trying to influence over to the UAE. Nevertheless, UAE/Dubai has always been the pioneer of the future.

    I can not say for sure when the UAE especially Dubai realized that their own oil reserves will not last much longer. But the country learned to handle it very quickly and thus opened up.

    As Cara has already realized, this is a signal originally coming from the Saudi. The signal is for the whole world, opening a synagogue is a huge step. Wait how Iran reacts. In any case, it is a sting in the heart of the fanatical Islamic Republic.

    This afternoon at four o'clock European time, I will listen to radio free Iran based in Israel. Wait what Iran says. I can only hope that the signals are good, but who knows. I will tell you when there is news.
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    Does a country "build a Synagogue" or does a country allow some one else to build a Synagogue in their country
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    Quote Posted by ExomatrixTV (here)
    Does a country "build a Synagogue" or does a country allow some one else to build a Synagogue in their country
    Oh yeah, that´s a very good question.

    I listen to Radio Free Iran every day in Jerusalem, USA and over many other countries. Only for the moment does the Islamic government have anything to do other than to look after a synagogue. That the influence of the USA / Israel and GB does not become too strong.
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    @Iyakum I guess you are a fan of Babylon 5 studying you creepy avatar!
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    @ExomatrixTV, yep that´s right.

    I liked the series, but especially the graphics used at that time. For me the Ships of Shadows were the most beautiful, then the Vorlon ship. Just a pity that they have discontinued the series ...
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    Iyakum I uploaded this time ago:

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