Social Media Marketing Is More Powerful Than Ever

When it was first introduced to the world, social media was a foundational motion that was introduced as a means for individuals around the globe to connect and communicate on a more consistent and easy basis. In the year since, social media has well and truly proven its value as a leading connection and communication tool that spans the globe. So much so, in fact, that social media has today ballooned and flourished into what is a leading modern marketing strategy as well as a foundational epicentre for not only connection but also communicating across oceans in terms of world news.

Two Steps Taken, More Steps Needed

Kudos to President Donald Trump, Jared Kushner and their diplomatic team.  They have added the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain to the list of Arab countries that recognize Israel as a legal entity and via the “Abraham Accords” agree to normalize diplomatic and other relations.

In recognition of President Trump’s brokerage of the Accords, a Norwegian official has nominated him for a Nobel Peace Prize, seemingly totally oblivious of the fact that the peace deals between Israel and the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain represent only two small steps in a complicated and lengthy process toward Middle East peace.  Agreements between Arabs and Palestinians, Sunnis and Shia, Arabs and Iranians must be achieved before a lasting Middle East peace becomes a reality.

Peace Between Nations – Peace Between Religions

Peace is a universal goal of all mankind. Peace Shalom is the name of God. The True peace must also include the right to remain separate, separate nations and separate religions. The meaning of “God is One” means to include One God who is separate and One God united.  One means separate from his creation; one means united with his creation. Each person has the right to be an individual as well as being part of the whole, a part of his nation, a part of mankind, a part of the congregation of his religion.

Religion, Faith, Freedom, Democracy

Living in a democratic society until you understand the relationships between religion, faith and freedom you cannot appreciate democracy. All three factors religion, faith and freedom are in the center of life each one making its claims on modern society.  Before religion came into the world beginning with Abraham described in Genesis in the bible, there was freedom and there was chaos.

Netanyahu Compromises – Coalition Government Time Extended

Benjamin Netanyahu accepted the compromise offered him and Likud to avoid a fourth election. Pushing back the deadline only kicks the budget crisis down the road as the two ruling parties are at loggerheads over key issues including judicial appointments and annexation of West Bank Settlements. Prime Minister Netanyahu announced on television that he will not drag the country into a fourth election.

Could Freelance Gigs Be Better for the Arab Economy than Oil?

The inflation rate in the Middle East is now estimated to be 8.8% in 2020. With Egypt, possibly the fastest growing Arab country, growing at only 2%, most oil producing countries in the region are seeing economic contractions. The combination of Covid-19 hitting the local population and the oil decline has severely affected this region.

Arab oil exporters are forecasting oil supply cuts of about 50% in 2020 and 2021, levels that have been approved by OPEC agreements.  The combination of significant cuts in production, $42 a barrel for oil, and Covid affecting local marketplaces, will have a significantly negative impact on regional economies.

Universal Faith and Religion – Corona, Abraham Accords

Israel and UAE have made peace. UAE is the most liberal of all the Arab Republics in the Gulf. This year Pope Francis was invited by UAE to visit and pray in their land. He wrote a tweet: This visit to the UAE belongs to the surprises of God. So let us praise Him and his providence and pray that the seeds sown may bring forth fruits of peace.” His prayers have been partially answered through the Abraham Accords.

Abraham Accords

The agreement made between Israel and UAE was given the name Abraham Accords. The agreement was reached through the work of President Trump negotiating between the ministers of UAE and Netanyahu-Gantz.  It is called Abraham Accords because both nations UAE and Israel are related to religions which are connected to Abraham called the father of nations in the Bible, Genesis.  God appeared to Abraham Genesis 12, And God said to Abraham go out from your homeland to the land which I will show you. I will make from you a great nation, and glorify your name to be blessed. Calling the peace treaty Abraham Accords is a fulfillment of this prophecy to glorify the name Abraham and to call the peace agreement Abraham Accords.

The Land of Israel and Peace

The right of the Jews to live in the Land of Israel was certified by the United Nations in 1948 after the war of Independence. The Jewish people have always had an historical connection to the land of Israel from Biblical times. After World War II and the holocaust came the opportunity for the Jewish people to establish in the land of Israel a sovereign nation. The Jewish people have always been a nation and the land of Israel has always been its homeland. The Land of Israel is an important part of Judaism, the Jewish religion.