JUST hours after the signing of the historic Abraham Accords at the White House this week, Chabad ACT’s Rabbi Shmueli and Rebbetzin Chasia Feldman paid an official visit to the UAE embassy in Australia.
Rabbi and Rebbetzin Feldman were greeted by UAE Ambassador to Australia Abdulla Al Subousi, together with senior diplomats at the embassy, and discussed the importance of the landmark agreement, including the announcement by the UAE that hotels in the Emirates will soon offer kosher food to their guests.
The couple presented the ambassador with a tray filled with small honey cakes prepared by the children of Canberra Jewish School.
Rabbi Feldman also sounded the shofar and gave a blessing to the UAE diplomats, the people of the UAE, Bahrain and Israel, and the leadership of the UAE “for making the bold move of formal peace with Israel and prayed that all mankind should benefit from this new beginning for generations to come”.
Chabad ACT said it has enjoyed a friendly relationship with the UAE embassy in Australia in recent years.
In the last year, the UAE embassy participated in the annual Chanukah event organised by Chabad ACT in the ACT Legislative Assembly, and Rabbi Feldman gave a keynote address at the International Tolerance Day event at the UAE embassy.