HISTORIC: In The Wall Street Journal report those familiar with the Saudi Public Investment Fund said thus far, two Israeli firms have been chosen to be invested in and that this is the first known instance of money from the fund being directed to Israel.
By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
A new private-equity fund run by Jared Kushner intends to invest millions of dollars raised from Saudi Arabia in Israeli start-ups, according to a report by The Wall Street Journal.
The fund, Affinity Partners, has already raised over $3 billion, including a $2 billion commitment from Saudi Arabia’s sovereign-wealth fund. Continue Reading »
The New York Times reported how former PM Netanyahu helped Saudi Arabia extend its soon-to-be-expired license for the NSO’s spy software, in exchange for permission to allow Israeli planes to fly over Saudi territory to other Gulf states.
By Ido Ben Porat
The New York Times on Friday reported that former Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu worked to ensure that Saudi Arabia would be able to use the Pegasus software, around the time that the Abraham Accords were signed with the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
Abraham Accords signing ceremony. – Photo: Avi Ohayon, GPO
According to the Times, the Gulf states, including the UAE and Saudi Arabia, received a license to use the Pegasus program. Continue Reading »
On Sunday, President Isaac Herzog will travel to Abu Dhabi and Dubai and hold official meetings with Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed in his first official visit.
– “We are peaceful peoples, and together we will expand the historic circle of peace of the Abraham Accords”
By Yossi Aloni
For the first time in history, the president of the State of Israel will make an official presidential visit to the United Arab Emirates (UAE). President Isaac Herzog, and his wife Michal, will leave on Sunday, January 30, 2022 for Abu Dhabi at the invitation of Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed. Continue Reading »
An Emirati who worked on the Abraham Accords penned a column in Newsweek calling to free the Palestinians from Hamas & Iran, writing, ‘The people’s rights & hopes have been hijacked by Hamas to serve an Iranian agenda.’
An Emirati who helped broker the Abraham Accords between Israel and four Arab countries last year has penned a column published in Newsweek calling to free Palestinians from Hamas and Iran.
Dr. Ali al Nuaimi, chairman of the Defense Affairs, Interior and Foreign Relations Committee of the UAE’s Federal National Council, writes that “the Palestinian people’s rights and hopes have been hijacked by Hamas to serve an Iranian agenda.” Continue Reading »
Joe Biden’s White House contains the most ideologically rigid and radical administration in US history, as demonstrated by a tidal-wave of actions that have served to undermine the recent historical Mid-East achievements between Israel and many Muslim States.
By Caroline B. Glick – Biden abandons Middle East peace
The Trump administration was on the verge of securing a peace agreement between Israel and Indonesia in its final weeks in office, according to a former senior Trump administration official involved in the efforts. The official divulged that the negotiations between Israel and the world’s most populous Muslim state were run by then-President Donald Trump’s senior adviser Jared Kushner and Adam Boehler, then-head of the US’s International Development Finance Corporation
Israel was represented by then-Ambassador Ron Dermer and Indonesia by Minister Mohamed Lutfi. Continue Reading »
In a speech at the annual conference of the Combat Anti-Semitism movement, former Secretary of State Pompeo said certain policy-makers in the US & Europe work to keep the Palestinian issue sacrosanct, protected above all other issues on the international stage.
By Ariel Kahana
Former US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is accusing certain US and European officials of attempting to block the historic Abraham Accords in order to keep the Palestinian issue at the top of the international agenda.
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President Trump at The Abraham Accords Ceremony Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020, on the South Lawn of the White House. – Official White House Photo by Joyce N.
Although Israel agreed with sale, Biden’s State Dept. calls decision to freeze the $23 billion UAE deal a ‘routine action’ that new administrations can take on large-scale foreign arms sales, but declined to say if halt is permanent.
– Was this Biden’s payoff to entice Ayatollah Khamenei’s good favor?
By the Associated Press
The Biden administration has put a temporary hold on several major foreign arms sales initiated by former president Donald Trump, with officials saying that includes a massive $23 billion transfer of stealth F-35 fighter jets to the United Arab Emirates.
That sale and several other massive purchases of U.S. Continue Reading »
Despite Saudi Arabia hosting the two Israelis for the Dakar Rally, the race’s website lists them as American & Belgian, a ‘not too subtle’ sign of Riyadh’s reluctance to publicize an official Israeli presence, but still, a historic move forward.
Among the teams dashing around the dunes in their cars at the Dakar Rally in Saudi Arabia this month, there were two whose presence would have been unthinkable a year ago.
The participation of Israelis in the rally’s lightweight vehicle and truck categories comes after a rapprochement between Israel and Arab states that has been in high gear, fueled by Riyadh’s quiet assent. Continue Reading »
The signing ceremony in Khartoum makes Sudan the 3rd of four countries to officially normalize diplomatic, economic & cultural ties with the Jewish State, following the UAE, Bahrain and preceding Morocco, which has yet to formally sign the Abraham Accords.
Sudan officially joined the Abraham Accords on Wednesday, opening the door to normalizing its ties with the Jewish state, the Associated Press reports.
The agreement was signed as US Secretary Treasury Steven Mnuchin was visiting Sudanese capital Khartoum.
YouTube clip is in English
From the Sudanese side, the agreement was signed by Justice Minister Nasreldin Abdelbari, according to a statement from Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok’s office. Continue Reading »
According to sources in Jerusalem and in Washington, Indonesia, Mauritania or Oman could be the next country to enter the Abraham Accords, normalizing open diplomatic, economic & cultural relations with Israel as early as January.
By LAHAV HARKOV
The US is pushing for another Arab or Muslim state to normalize relations with Israel in the three weeks before US President Donald Trump leaves office, a Trump administration source said on Wednesday.
The Abraham Accords logo …Bridging nations, “toward a future in which people of all faiths and backgrounds live together in peace and prosperity.” Donald J. Trump, POTUS – Photo: US State Department website
“We’re working very hard on making it happen,” said the source, who has been involved in negotiations for the Abraham Accords, as the agreements are called. Continue Reading »
US President Donald Trump does it again in yet another historic breakthrough! The President informed Israeli PM Netanyahu that Morocco has agree to be the 4th Muslim state to formally agree to normalize relations with Israel.
– Meanwhile, Palestinian leaders are furious, feeling abandoned & ignored.
By Arutz Sheva Staff
In an historic breakthrough, Morocco has agreed to establish diplomatic relations with Israel. As part of the deal, the United States will recognize the Western Sahara as part of Morocco.
President Trump announced the development in a tweet Thursday.
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In signing this historic agreement in Dubai, the chairman of ZAKA, Yehuda Meshi Zahav said, “There is no greater expression of peace than volunteer units partnering for mutual humanitarian aid and assistance.”
By Kalman Labovitz
ZAKA held a historic ceremony at DIHAD headquarters in Dubai, United Arab Emirates with representatives of the Dubai International Humanitarian Aid & Development Conference & Exhibition-(DIHAD).
At the meeting, the two parties signed a Memorandum of Understanding that supports future collaborations between the two in the humanitarian field in international crises and disasters, and to provide the necessary support to those affected, regardless of color, race, gender, religion or political opinions. Continue Reading »
Because the Israeli Prime Minister and three others were nominated by a 1998 prize laureate, the Nobel committee is required to convene to consider the nominations.
By Arutz Sheva Staff
Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu was nominated Tuesday for the Nobel Peace Prize, for the recent string of peace deals between Israel and moderate Arab states.
The nomination was submitted by Lord David Trimble, a former North Irish lawmaker who was instrumental in the negotiations which led to the Good Friday Agreement of 1998, which effectively ended the conflict between Protestants and Catholics in North Ireland.
Trimble is himself a Nobel Peace Prize laureate, receiving the prize in 1998. Continue Reading »
Elite ‘swamp’ Democrats Kamala Harris, Bernie Sanders, Chuck Schumer and Elizabeth Warren not among the 91 senators and 372 house representatives that have cosponsored two resolutions supporting the ‘Abraham Accords’ peace between Israel, UAE and Bahrain.
By Yoni Kempinski
91 senators and 372 house representatives have cosponsored two resolutions supporting the Abraham Accords between Israel, UAE and Bahrain.
AIPAC responded to these resolutions and wrote: “AIPAC commends the overwhelming bipartisan majorities in the Senate and the House that have currently cosponsored resolutions supporting the historic peace agreements between Israel, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Bahrain”.
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L-R- Bahraini FM Abdullatif bin Rashid Alzayani, PM Benjamin Netanyhau, U.S.