We believe that realizing the tremendous potential of the Abraham Accords requires deepening mutual understanding, building personal ties, and encouraging diverse forms of cooperation.
Sharaka leads inter-faith delegations of young Israelis to the Gulf, which include Israeli Muslims, Druze, Christians, and Jews, and brings delegations of Emirati and Bahraini influencers to Israel to learn about Israeli culture and history. Through our offices in Israel and the UAE, we organize joint initiatives, projects, and dialogues in order to build bridges between our societies.
As normalization between Israel and its Arab neighbors spreads, we are expanding our activities throughout the Middle East.
Our mission is to build bonds between young Israeli and Gulf leaders, in order to strengthen 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.
Sharaka brings diverse delegations of leaders, influencers and activists from the Gulf to Israel and Israel to the Gulf. These delegations both learn about each other’s history, society and geopolitical realities, and share their own culture and perspectives. Through meet-ups, high-profile events and media appearances, these delegations have a deep impact not only on the participants themselves, but on the broader societies.
Sharaka organizes inter-cultural dialogues, in person and online, for social activists to exchange experiences, ask questions and build interpersonal connections.
Sharaka’s members lead grassroots initiatives and activities in order to translate the vision of the Abraham Accords into concrete cooperation on the ground.
Through media and social media activity with a reach of millions, Sharaka spreads messages of tolerance, counters incitement and inspires its broad audience to embrace the new reality in the Middle East
Majid Al Sarrah has an experience of 20 years working in various public and private sectors. he holds a bachelor degree in law and economics, he continued his academic endeavor by attaining his master degree in international business and a master degree in public policy, in addition to a master degree in international law, as well as a doctorate degree in economics and policy and he is doing his second doctorate in business administration at the moment.
Majid is an expert in public policy who was certified from London school of economics and he worked on various policy advising projects both in public and private sectors in the UAE that enhances the public policies towards sustainability and prosperity.
He conducted various research projects in social and economic sustainability, as well as international legal matters, he is an expert in aviation law and air transport and contributed to a lot of related legislation regarding regulating aviation matters.
Majid is a co-founder and board member of Sharaka which is an organization promoting peace and building ties between people.
Najat Al Saied is a former Researcher at Emirates Centre for Strategic Studies and Research (ECSSR) in Abu Dhabi, UAE. She is a columnist in Al Ittihad (an Arabic language newspaper published daily in the United Arab Emirates) and also columnist in Al Hurra (an American satellite television news channel in Arabic). Starting from January 2021, she joined Israel Hayom as contributor and columnist to the newspaper. She is specialized in political and societal development communication geared to modern and tolerant Middle East.
She worked at Zayed University in Dubai, UAE from 2014-2018 as an Assistant Professor in the College of Communication and Media Sciences. But all her experience throughout the past 20 years was in media institutes, development organization and diplomatic sectors.
She worked at the Islamic Development Bank (IDB) in the Human Capital Development Department in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia; the US Consulate in the Public Diplomacy Department in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia; Saudi Research & Publishing Company and was the editor-in-chief of women e-magazines in Dubai; the World Health Organization-Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) in Washington DC; and the Housing and Urban Development (HUD) in Washington DC.
She is the author of Screens of influence: Arab satellite television and social development. She also wrote chapters in books, Media in the UAE: creating a national voice-Chapter in Routledge Handbook on Arab Media, Fashion and women’s sport in the Arab Gulf States-Chapter in Uniformly discussed: Sportswomen’s apparel, Arab Media Moguls and Handbook on Arab Media. Her book Gulf Tweets: Twitter Diplomacy and Media Polarization will be published soon. She published several articles in the Gatestone Institute, Gulf News, Al Arabiya English website and others.
She earned her Ph.D. in Media Studies at the University of Westminster in London-UK. She holds two Master Degrees in Health Promotion Disease Prevention and Computer Information System from American University in Washington DC.
Omar Al Busaidy is a Fulbright Scholar, Author and Economic Affairs Liaison at the Consulate General of the United Arab Emirates in New York. He is also the Co-Founder of Creative Space Events Management based in Saudi Arabia.
With a master’s degree in International Affairs & Intelligence at Florida State University, Omar is also a Non-Resident fellow at Trends Research & Advisory a geo-political think tank based in Abu Dhabi, UAE.
His multiple roles have allowed him to achieve several accomplishments, from publishing his self-help book ‘Just Read It’ and his upcoming book on futurism titled “Why Jobs are Robots and Life is for People’, to investing in start ups in the tech sector.
A former Global Shaper at the World Economic Forum and an alumni of the State Department’s IVLP, Omar has been invited to mentor students on entrepreneurship, communication and leadership at several universities and conferences across the UAE and around the world.
After 10 years of service in the IDF, Amit was discharged with the rank of major and since 2011, has been engaged in entrepreneurship, management and social-educational activities with an emphasis on youth and teens. Amit studied civil engineering at the Technion and has a BA in political science from Haifa University.
Former CEO of Ein Prat Academy for leadership. Nimrod worked for over a decade in multiple entrepreneurial and leadership programs throughout Israel. He has an MA in Diplomacy and security from Tel Aviv University. Nimrod served as a combat soldier and commander in the special forces. Nimrod runs special leadership projects for different companies and individuals around the world.
David Brog is the executive director of the Maccabee Task Force, an organization launched in 2015 to combat the delegitimization of Israel on college campuses and beyond.
Before joining the Maccabees, Brog served as the executive director of Christians United for Israel from its founding in 2006 until 2015. Prior to CUFI, Brog worked in the United States Senate where he was chief of staff to Senator Arlen Specter and staff director of the Senate Judiciary Committee.
In 2007, the Forward newspaper listed Brog in its “Forward 50” most influential Jews in America. In 2017, the Algemeiner newspaper listed Brog as one of the “Algemeiner Jewish 100.” He is a graduate of Princeton University and Harvard Law School.
Brog is the author of Reclaiming Israel’s History: Roots, Rights and the Struggle for Peace (2017), In Defense of Faith: the Judeo-Christian Idea and the Struggle for Humanity (2010) and Standing with Israel: Why Christians Support the Jewish State (2006).
Ben-Dror Yemini is a researcher, journalist and a lecturer. Born in Tel-Aviv, Israel, he studied Humanities and History, and later law, at Tel Aviv University. After a short term in the public service (as the advisor of the Minister of Immigration and the spokesman of the Ministry), Yemini began his career as a journalist and essayist.
In 1986 Yemini published the book “Political Punch” which deals in a critical way with politics and society in Israel. In 2003 he became the opinion-editor of the daily newspaper Maariv and also published many articles and essays in other journals. Before the 2013 election Yemini was asked by Tzipi Livni to join her new party, “The Movement” and to become a Knesset member. Yemini declined, and decided to keep his occupation as a researcher and a journalist. In 2014 Yemini moved from Maariv to Yedioth Aharonot.