UAE - Cooperation with Israel in Space

Arno Froese

Israeli and Emirati cooperation has placed the two countries at the forefront of space exploration, Israel’s President Isaac Herzog said in a speech at the International Abu Dhabi Space Debate.

“Our two countries are boldly leading our region toward new frontiers in space and leaving our mark on history,” he said.

As an example, he pointed to a joint Israeli-Emirati research project to analyze data from the Venus environmental monitoring satellite.

Herzog spoke during a two-day visit to the Gulf to advance the Abraham Accords, under whose auspices Israel normalized ties with four Arab countries including the UAE.

During his visit, Herzog spoke of the importance Gulf countries played for Israel in helping expand ties with other important economic partners outside the region such as China and India, the latter of which had a delegation at the space conference., 5 December 2022

Arno's Commentary

Our focus is not on the space project, but rather on Israel’s outreach to an Arab, Persian Gulf country some 2,000 km away. The UAE is located south of Iran, a potentially dangerous enemy of both nations.

The report targets potential joint space exploration, but we know that in reality, there is no such thing. Consider that the nearest planet, Mercury, on average is about 40 million kilometers away. According to “Ten Facts about Mercury” on, “Mercury is 430 degrees Celsius during the day and 180 degrees during the night.”

So, why space research? It simply is an imitation of what God is going to do: “For, behold, I create new heavens and a new earth: and the former shall not be remembered, nor come into mind” (Isaiah 65:17).

Arno Froese is the executive director of Midnight Call Ministries and editor-in-chief of the acclaimed prophetic magazines Midnight Call and News From Israel. He has authored a number of well-received books, and has sponsored many prophecy conferences in the U.S., Canada, and Israel. His extensive travels have contributed to his keen insight into Bible prophecy, as he sees it from an international perspective.

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