Friday, January 22nd | 10 Shevat 5781

The Top 100 People Positively Influencing Jewish Life, 2020


Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa

King of Bahrain

Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa has been the King of Bahrain since 1999, steering the Gulf Arab nation into a new phase of economic and social development at a time when neighboring Iran has sowed instability throughout the Middle East. A strong advocate of regional peace and integration, Bahrain signed a historic peace agreement with the State of Israel in September 2020, paving the way for other Arab countries to follow suit. “Tolerance and co-existence define our true Bahraini identity,” King Hamad declared in a statement confirming the birth of bilateral relations with the Jewish state. “Our steps towards peace and prosperity are not directed against any entity or power, rather they are in everyone’s interest and aim for good neighborliness.” (Photo: Wikimedia / Creative Commons License)


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