Yesterday, Thursday, Hebrew media outlets revealed that official Emirati authorities had communicated with real estate brokers in Israel. To find luxurious properties for her embassy and diplomatic mission, in addition to a luxurious home for the Abu Dhabi ambassador in Tel Aviv, whom she will appoint later.
The Israeli Channel 12 reported that brokers are looking in areas around the city of Tel Aviv, for the embassy’s headquarters, especially in the Herzliya area (north of the city), which is considered one of the most prestigious areas, and where many diplomatic missions are located.
Among the proposed areas – according to the canal – is the Sivion area, near Ben Gurion Airport, in Tel Aviv.
The channel quoted real estate brokers as saying that the Emiratis want to rent or buy the property, and not buy a piece of land and build on it, and the channel did not specify a date for the opening of the embassy, while the UAE did not immediately issue any statement or comment regarding what the Hebrew media circulated.
And earlier last month, the UAE submitted a formal request to the Israeli Foreign Minister, Gabi Ashkenazi, to open an embassy for Abu Dhabi in Tel Aviv, while Israeli President Reuven Rivlin, on Tuesday, extended an invitation to Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed, to visit Tel Aviv.
It is noteworthy that both the UAE and Bahrain signed two agreements in mid-September, at the White House, to normalize relations with Israel, in a move that aroused strong condemnation by the Palestinians, who agreed to consider it a stab and a betrayal of the Palestinian cause.