Students From Abraham Accords Countries to Learn Hi-Tech in Israel

New Foreign Ministry initiative will see Arabs from across the Mideast study and intern in the Jewish state

By Yossi Aloni | | Topics: Abraham Accords
Israel Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Idan Roll (left) with Moroccan Ambassador Abdel Rahim al-Bayoud.
Israel Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Idan Roll (left) with Moroccan Ambassador Abdel Rahim al-Bayoud. Photo: Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Citizens of the Arab countries that are partners in the Abraham Accords and beyond – the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Morocco, Jordan and Egypt – will undergo hi-tech vocational training at Israeli companies in order to bring the nations closer together. The project is being called “Abraham Works” and is being promoted by Deputy Foreign Minister Idan Roll.

Roll first unveiled the project in a meeting with Morocco’s ambassador to Israel, Abdel Rahim al-Bayoud. Roll is expected to visit Bahrain next week and recruit Bahrainis to the project. In May, he is expected to visit Morocco in this regard.

As part of the project, there will be training for hi-tech jobs for all citizens of the countries of the Abraham Accords, as well as Egypt and Jordan. The training will be attended by graduates of universities or young adults who will eventually be placed in Israeli hi-tech companies or international companies based in Israel. Some of the jobs will be remote work and some graduates will come to Israel to do internships here in Israeli hi-tech companies.

Government sources say that the project, which will be funded by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs as well as the countries that are partners in the Abraham Accords, will contribute to the economy of these countries and to a real rapprochement between the peoples. A statement released by the ministry noted that the average citizen of these countries will gain “a much more positive opinion of the State of Israel” because of how the accords are benefitting him personally.

Meanwhile, Minister of Regional Cooperation Issawi Frej hosted the UAE Ambassador to Israel Mohamed al-Khaja at his home yesterday. Frej tweeted after the meeting: “I hosted the UAE Ambassador, a friend and partner in the Path of Peace and Regional Cooperation at my home today. The warm peace between the UAE and Israel has already brought about much collaboration and very soon we will launch more joint projects, in sports, culture and health.”

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