As Part Of Ongoing Efforts To Return The Hostages, President Herzog Lands In Dubai, Meets With UAE President HH Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed

By BJLife Israel Newsroom
Posted on 12/02/23

President Isaac Herzog yesterday, Thursday, landed in Dubai and met with President of the United Arab Emirates, His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan.

At the center of the President’s meeting with the United Arab Emirates President was the necessity to act in any way possible to free the Israeli hostages held captive by the murderous terrorist organization Hamas.

President Herzog emphasized that the release of the hostages was a humanitarian duty for the whole family of nations and leaders of the region in particular, and provided a detailed overview of the current situation. The President appealed to his friend Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan to employ his full political weight to promote and speed up the return home of the hostages.

The President of the United Arab Emirates emphasized the obligation and the need to bring humanitarian aid to Gaza. He also thanked President Herzog for the cooperation between Israel and the United Arab Emirates that ebabled the increase in humanitarian aid, the construction of a field hospital in Rafah, as well as the removal of injured children for treatment in the Emirates.

Also present at the meeting were the Head of the National Security Council of Israel, Tzachi Hanegbi, Director General of the President's Residence Eyal Shviki, and Director General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Ronen Levi.

On the side of the President's plane that landed in the United Arab Emirates was written "Bring Them Home", calling for the release of the hostages held captive by the terrorist organization Hamas.

Over the next day, President Herzog will hold a series of high-level diplomatic meetings, as well as participate and speak at the COP28 UN Climate Conference.