Elli Kriel, founder of the first Jewish kosher eatery in the UAE, had just exchanged traditional Arabic food with an Emirati client on Thursday when she heard the news: Israel and the UAE signed a landmark peace agreement to normalize relations.
Traditional challah made by Elli's Kosher Kitchen. (Courtesy: Elli Kriel)
Elli Kriel, second left, and her husband Ross, far left, sample some of her dishes with friends in Dubai. (Courtesy: Elli Kriel)
UAE’s Chief Rabbi says agreement is the futuristic vision of country’s leader
Pope Francis (C-L) is welcomed by Abu Dhabi's Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed al-Nahyan (C-R) upon his arrival at Abu Dhabi International Airport in the UAE capital on February 3, 2019. (AFP)
Hope for Israeli-Palestinian peace
Palestinians demonstrate in front of Israeli bulldozers that were bulldozing land outside Deir Qaddis village near Ramallah for an apparent plan to expand a nearby Jewish settlement. (AP)