Elli Kriel, founder of the first Jewish kosher eatery in the UAE, had just exchanged traditional
Elli Kriel, founder of the first Jewish kosher eatery in the UAE, had just exchanged traditional Arabic food with an Emirati client on Thursday when she heard the news: Israel and the UAE signed a landmark peace agreement to normalize relations.
Kriel, who is originally from South Africa, said she was excited by the peace treaty, which she said paves the way for positive developments in the Middle East.
Elli Kriel, second left, and her husband Ross, far left, sample some of her dishes with friends in Dubai. (Courtesy: Elli Kriel)
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Pope Francis (C-L) is welcomed by Abu Dhabi’s Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed al-Nahyan (C-R) upon his arrival at Abu Dhabi International Airport in the UAE capital on February 3, 2019. (AFP)
Hope for Israeli-Palestinian peace
Palestinians demonstrate in front of Israeli bulldozers that were bulldozing land outside Deir Qaddis village near Ramallah for an apparent plan to expand a nearby Jewish settlement. (AP)