Flashpoint 9/20/20: What Bahrain and UAE normalizing relations with Israel means to Palestinian cause

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Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020 episode of Flashpoint
Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020 episode of Flashpoint

DETROIT – The pandemic, racial unrest and election season have overwhelmed some news from the Middle East.

Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates have formally opened normalized relations with Israel. President Donald Trump sees the Abraham Accords Peace Agreement as a new dawn in the Middle East.

Is it, or is that overstating it? And what does it mean for the Palestinian cause?

Dr. Yael Aronoff, associate professor of international relations at James Madison College, and Saeed Khan, Senior lecturer of near east and Asian studies and director of global studies at Wayne State University weighed in on the issue.

Also, ready or not, the mail-in election is ready to begin. The absentee ballots start getting mailed out this week in Michigan.

Michigan Secretary of State, Jocelyn Benson, made an appearance on Flashpoint Sunday and talked about what those who vote by mail should know ahead of time.

Segment One

Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson

Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020 episode of Flashpoint
Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020 episode of Flashpoint

Segment Two

Dr. Yael Aronoff, associate professor of international relations at James Madison College and Saeed Khan, senior lecturer of near east and Asian studies and director of global studies at Wayne State University.

Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020 episode of Flashpoint
Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020 episode of Flashpoint

Segment Three

Flashpoint host Devin Scillian wraps up this week’s episode.

Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020 episode of Flashpoint
Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020 episode of Flashpoint


About the Authors:

Devin Scillian is equally at home on your television, on your bookshelf, and on your stereo. Devin anchors the evening newscasts for Local 4. Additionally, he moderates Flashpoint, Local 4's Sunday morning news program. He is also a best-selling author of children's books, and an award-winning musician and songwriter.

Natasha Dado is a digital content producer for ClickOnDetroit.