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Sharaka: The Promise of the Abraham Accords

In-Person Event

Dan Feferman, Fatema Alharbi, Ahmed Khuzaie, Ibtissame Azzaoui

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Experience on-the-ground stories of efforts to create people-to-people peace in the Middle East from a panel of nongovernmental organization leaders, authors, peace advocates, and academics from Israel, Bahrain, and Morocco.

Tuesday, October 25, 2022
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM (Pacific Time)
Presentation Room (Rm. 11348), UCLA Charles E. Young Research Library
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What is Sharaka?

Sharaka, which means “partnership,” is an organization born out of the signing of the Abraham Accords that was founded to help advance the vision of people-to-people peace. Sharaka's mission is to realize the potential of the Abraham Accords — which opened the door to a new era of cooperation and friendship, helping to normalize relations between Israel and the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Sudan, and Morocco — by building bonds between the young leading voices of these countries and to strengthen peace, trust, and cooperation. This event is co-sponsored by the UCLA Center for Middle East Development & Hillel at UCLA.


Meet the Speakers


Dan Feferman is Sharaka’s Director of Communications and Global Affairs. He is an Israeli-American author, speaker, researcher, and thought leader who focuses on Israel, the Jewish world, and the Middle East.


Fatema Alharbi, Sharaka’s Director of Gulf Affairs, is a Bahraini author of five works of fiction that discuss the life of women in Bahrain, a peace advocate, an athletics champion, and the first Bahraini youth to visit Israel after the Abraham Accords signing.


Ahmed Khuzaie of Bahrain is Sharaka’s Director of U.S. Affairs and managed regional marketing campaigns with international names like HSBC Bank. Prior to partaking his current post, he led several political initiatives and campaigns worldwide.


Ibtissame Azzaoui is a Sharaka Advisory Board member, a Moroccan political and civil society leader, and an academic. In 2021, she was elected as a city councilor of Rabat. Ms. Azzaoui works with international NGOs active in diplomatic, social, and cultural projects in Morocco and abroad.



DISCLAIMER: The views or opinions of our guest speakers and the content of their presentations do not necessarily reflect the views of the UCLA Younes and Soraya Nazarian Center for Israel Studies. Hosting speakers does not constitute an endorsement of the speaker's views or opinions.

Sponsor(s): Younes and Soraya Nazarian Center for Israel Studies, Center for Middle East Development, Hillel at UCLA