In new playground Dubai, Israelis find parties, Jewish rites

By ISABEL DEBREDecember 30, 2020

A rabbi and other guests pass a Christmas tree to take part in an Israeli wedding ceremoney in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Thursday, Dec. 17, 2020. For the past month, Israelis long accustomed to traveling incognito, if at all, to Arab countries, have made themselves at home in the UAE’s commercial hub. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — It was a scene that just a few months ago would have been unthinkable. As Emiratis in flowing white robes and headdresses looked on, the Israeli bride and groom were hoisted on the shoulders of skullcap-wearing groomsmen and carried toward the dance floor, where dozens joined the throng swaying and singing in Hebrew.

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