DUBAI: Israel’s Sports and Culture Minister Miiri Regev visited Abu Dhabi’s Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque on Sunday, UAE daily The National reported.
The rare visit came as Israel participated in the Judo Grand Competition, which took place in the capital.
Images of Regev flooded social media, with the pictures showing her at the mosque and dressed in a abaya as well as covering her hair.
“Ending a moving and powerful visit to Abu Dhabi that brought a lot of respect and pride to the State of Israel,” she said in the posts, adding, “I am glad that I was privileged to be the first senior Israeli figure to sign the guest book at the mosque. I chose to do so in Hebrew, out of a message of brotherhood and hope for peace between peoples.”
On Sunday, Israeli Judo athlete Sagi Muki won first place at the competition, beating out Matthias Casse from Belgium.