The Sharaka Project and the Abraham Accords

Our distinguished, diverse panel will discuss the Abraham Accords, which began a new era of cooperation between the broader Middle East region and Israel, and inspired the development of entities such as the Sharaka Project. (Sharaka means "partnership" in Arabic.).

The project was founded by young leaders in order to turn the vision of people-to-people peace into a reality and encourage citizen diplomacy. Sharaka is currently located in Bahrain, Israel, The UAE, the United States and soon will open in Morocco. The panelists will also share their personal stories and cultures that inspire them.


Celia Menczel


MLF: Middle East

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Omar Al Busaidi
CEO, Sharaka USA, Fulbright Scholar
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Hayvi Bouzo
Journalist; Washington, D.C., Bureau chief, The Orient News
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Dan Feferman
Director of Communications and Global Affairs, Sharaka; Fellow, The Jewish People Policy Institute
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Chama Mechtaly
Artist; Founder and CEO, Moors and Saints
Banafsheh Keynoush
Ph.D., Vice-Chair, Commonwealth Club Middle East Member-Led Forum—Moderator