It’s a girl! First Israeli baby born in Dubai
Sztulman told ‘The Khaleej Times’ that not only are the the two nations coming together “in business and strategic interests,” but “now in real life too.”
As Israel and the UAE mark the first anniversary of the Abraham Accords peace deal, the two countries are celebrating another first – the birth of Mia Sztulman Starosta Lembert.
Mia is the first Israeli baby to be born in Dubai. Her father, Ilan Sztulman Starosta, serves as Israel’s Consul-General to the Emirati city, taking to social media to announce this special occassion.
In a post on his Linkedin and Facebook accounts, Sztulman and his wife Jaqueline posted excitedly about their new bundle of joy, adding a picture of the happy parents with litle Mia.
“Welcome to this world, Mia Sztulman Starosta Lembert, our new loved (already!!) daughter,” he wrote. “Born yesterday afternoon in the beautiful city of Dubai – United Arab Emirates. The first Israeli baby born in the country since the Abraham Accords. What an honor!!”
Speaking to UAE daily, The Khaleej Times, Sztulman said he was “excited to be in this historic moment.”
“There have been other Jewish newborns, but she’s the first newborn of an Israeli diplomat here in Dubai,” he said. “It’s exciting news as it coincides with one year of the Abraham Accords.”
Sztulman told the newspaper that not only are the the two nations coming together “in business and strategic interests,” but “now in real life too.”
“Having a baby born here in a hospital like anybody else is symbolic of the closer relationship the two countries are building,” he added.