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Global Young Professionals: Sharaka on the Abraham Accords

Global Young Professionals: Sharaka on the Abraham Accords

March 27, 2023 @ 04:00 PM to March 27, 2023 @ - 05:00 PM
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About the Event:

The World Affairs Council, in partnership with the Consulate General of Israel in Houston, presents an intimate conversation with Sharaka, an non profit NGO based out of the Middle East consisting young professional leaders promoting the Abraham Accords, a series of peace agreements between Israel, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Sudan, and Morocco, facilitated by the U.S. Administration in late 2020. Named after the patriarch of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, the accords mark a step towards peace between Israel and the Arab world. Young professionals attending will have the opportunity to engage in a dialogue about the Accords and what they mean for Israeli-Arab peace-making with those close to the issue.

About Sharaka:

Sharaka is the leading Middle-East based NGO promoting people-to-people peace and engagement today, on the basis of the Abraham Accords. Sharaka works as central hub for non-governmental collaborations between Israel and the Abraham Accords countries; as a resource of expertise, speakers and relevant connections among the Abraham Accords countries; and works to promote the understanding and popularity of the Accords regionally and worldwide.

Sharaka believes that realizing the tremendous potential of the Abraham Accords requires deepening mutual understanding, building personal ties, and encouraging diverse forms of cooperation. Governments and politicians come and go, it is the people that must make peace.

Through our offices in Israel, Bahrain and Morocco, and with volunteer advisory board members around the world, we organize joint initiatives, projects, delegations and dialogues to build bridges between our societies. As normalization between Israel and its Arab neighbors’ spreads, we are expanding our activities throughout the Middle East and to Muslim and Jewish diaspora communities around the world.

Our mission is to build bonds between young Israeli and Arab social activists and leaders, tostrengthen peace, trust, and cooperation between our societies. We believe that this will lead to a brighter future for our nations and for all the peoples of the region.

The Delegation Participants

Dan Feferman – Executive Director  – Israel

Dan Feferman is an Israeli author, speaker, researcher and thought leader who focuses on Israel, the Jewish world, and the Middle East. He is a fellow at the prestigious Jewish People Policy Institute and publishes and speaks regularly in Israel and around the world. He is also co-host of the popular Jewanced Podcast. Dan served for nearly a decade as a policy advisor and foreign affairs analyst to the Israel Defense Forces general staff. He holds advanced degrees in National Security Studies, International Politics and Middle East Studies.

Dr Ahmad Al Khuzaie – Governmental and Intl. Affairs Director – Bahrain

Khuzaie is a Bahraini Political Consultant, and was managing partner of the DC based political consultancy firm ‘Khuzaie Associates LLC’. Ahmed has cross-industry experience ranging from managing regional marketing campaigns with international names like HSBC Bank. Ahmed received his PhD from the University of Osaka in Japan and attended academic programs in Scotland and Germany. He published ‘The Book of Management,’ ‘Contractum Trinius’, and ‘Political Campaign Planning Manual’ and ‘Kingdom of Bahrain: Political Review.’

Fatema Al Harbi – Gulf Affairs Director – Bahrain / Saudi Arabia

Al Harbi 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. She has experience in the fields of Management and Governance, and holds an MBA in International Management, and bachelor’s degree majoring in Business and Politics and Government Studies from Griffith University Australia.  


Youssef Elazhari – Morocco Affairs Director – Morocco

Youssef Elazhari is a Moroccan marketing and advertising entrepreneur who is passionate about tech and education and peacebuilding, especially after visiting Israel in May of 2022. He is the founder of Fihria, a non-profit project that works to prevent girls from dropping out of school across Africa. Youssef is also a member of the World Economic Forum Global Shapers program. He holds a master’s degree in Marketing and is fluent in Arabic, French and English.



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March 27, 2023 @ 04:00 PM to March 27, 2023 @ - 05:00 PM

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March 27, 2023


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