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Supported by UAE, Bahrain, Israeli envoy asks Biden not to return to Iran Nuke Deal

In a joint statement with the UAE & Bahrain ambassadors, the Israeli envoy to the United States urged Joe Biden to investigate & examine anew ‘the reality in the Middle East’ before making any decisions about returning to the Iran nuclear deal.

By i24NEWS


Israeli Ambassador to the United States Ron Dermer insisted on Monday that it would be a mistake for the incoming Biden administration to return to the Iran nuclear deal.

Israeli Ambassador to the United States Ron Dermer – Screenshot: YouTube

In a joint statement released in tandem with the ambassadors of the UAE and Bahrain, Dermer urged the president-elect to examine “the reality in the Middle East” before making any decisions about the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action. Continue Reading »

Only Christian countries fund Palestinians since March

Free money to the Palestinians from fellow Arab countries have dropped by 85% in 2020, 100% since March, when the peace negotiations between Israel and the Gulf states began.



Palestinian officials have a feeling that the recent normalization agreements between Gulf states and Israel have led to a sudden decrease in funding from Arab states to the Palestinian Authority.

According to The New Arab’s Arabic-language and data from the Palestinian finance ministry service, Ramallah has received no aid from Arab countries since March, in addition to a 50% decrease in foreign aid.

The indignant Palestinian Authority autocrat, Mahmoud Abbas.

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Israel makes history with UAE & Bahrain peace accords brokered by Trump

President Trump, “After decades of division and conflict, we mark the dawn of a new Middle East.”
PM Netanyahu, “This is a not a peace between leaders, but a peace among peoples.”
– As Gulf states become 3rd & 4th Arab states to sign treaties with Israel, Palestinian terrorists fire rockets from Gaza injuring 2 in southern Israel.

By Itamar Eichner, Associated Press


WASHINGTON, D.C. – Israel, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain signed treaties on Tuesday as U.S. President Donald Trump hosted the landmark signing ceremony at the White House.

The two Gulf states become the third and fourth Arab nations to sign agreements with Israel, after Egypt in 1979 and Jordan in 1994. Continue Reading »

Netanyahu to present UAE, Bahrain peace deal to Knesset after ceremony

The Israeli Parliament [Knesset] will only get to debate the historic treaties with both Persian Gulf states next week, with speculation heightening as PM Netanyahu hints more sheikdoms are in line to follow suit.

By Ariel Kahana


Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is expected to present the Knesset with the historic peace treaties with the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain, the signing ceremony for which is slated to be held in Washington on Tuesday.

The two Persian Gulf states will thus become the third and fourth Arab nations to sign peace deals with the Jewish states, following Egypt and Jordan, which did so in 1979 and 1994, respectively. Continue Reading »

Trump: Bahrain also agrees to sign Peace Agreement with Israel

— Historic Agreement —

Two days after President Donald Trump is nominated for 2021 Nobel Peace Prize for normalizing relations between Israel and the United Arab Emirates, Trump tweets Bahrain has also agreed to normalize relations with Israel.
– PM Netanyahu, ‘Agreement marks a new era of peace.’
– Palestinians: ‘Our Arab brothers have abandoned us’



Bahrain has joined the United Arab Emirates in striking an agreement to normalize relations with Israel, President Donald Trump said on Friday, a dramatic move aimed at easing tensions in the Middle East.

Trump tweeted out the news after he spoke by phone to both Bahrain’s King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, the White House said. Continue Reading »

‘Extraordinary times’: Israel and SIX Gulf States working together

Eye-opening revelations with ‘behind-the-scene’ Foundation for Ethnic Understanding president, who has been opening doors between Gulf State leaders and Israel for over a decade: “When in modern Jewish history have you had the forces of the United States, specifically the Trump Administration, the State of Israel, and the six Gulf states all coming together?”

By Eliran Aharon


Foundation for Ethnic Understanding President Rabbi Marc Schneier spoke to Arutz Sheva about his groundbreaking work bringing understanding and normalization between Israel and the Arab Gulf states: “We’re living in extraordinary times,” Rabbi Schneier said. “There’s a warming of relations between the Arab Gulf states and Israel. Continue Reading »

Watch Bahrani FM admit Iran is bigger threat to Gulf states than Israel


view videoBefore Bahrain listed the Shi’ite militia group Hezbollah a “terrorist organization,” they broke off formal relations with Iran at the beginning of 2016.



Iran presents a greater danger to Gulf States and the stability of the Middle East than Israel, a high ranking official in the Bahrain government told Arab Media in recent comments.

During an interview with Saudi Arabia’s Al-Arabiya TV last Tuesday, Foreign Minister Khalid bin Ahmed Al Khalifa said that Iran is currently the coastal kingdom’s “biggest problem” and added that his country will not “hesitate to defend” itself if necessary, according to a report by the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI). Continue Reading »

First time since 1948: King of Bahrain invites Rabbi to light Hanukkah candles in Manama synagogue


view videoWATCH: King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa invites French Rabbi and French Imam to royal palace for interfaith meeting before lighting Hanukkah candles for the first time since the founding of the Jewish State.


Hannukah candles were lit Monday night in the Jewish synagogue in Bahrain’s capital for the first time since the founding of the state of Israel in 1948, Israel’sArutz 7 reported.

Rabbi Levin and Imam Hassan Chalghoumi light Hanukkah candles at the Manama synagogue in Bahrain – Screenshot

French Rabbi Moshe Levin of the Conference of European Rabbis (CER) along with French Imam Hassan Chalghoumi traveled to Bahrain under invitation from King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa to join a special interfaith conference hosted at the the palace in Manama. Continue Reading »

Bahrain’s FM: Hezbollah leader, ‘a criminal stained by the blood of innocents’

Foreign Minister Khalid al-Khalifa slams Hezbollah leader for past remarks on Sunni-ruled Gulf kingdom’s treatment of Shiites.



Bahrain’s foreign minister slammed Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah on Tuesday for criticizing the Sunni-led Gulf kingdom’s treatment of its opposition Shi’ite population, AFP reported.

Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah in rare public speech, August 3, 2013.

Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah in rare public speech, August 3, 2013. – Photo: REUTERS/Sharif Karim

“The people of Bahrain are above being addressed by a criminal whose hands are stained by the blood of innocents in Syria, Lebanon and Iraq,” Khalid al-Khalifa wrote on his Twitter account.

Al-Khalifa’s comments came in response to Nasrallah’s warning on Monday that the government of Bahrain “should not assume it can continue to oppress its people and pressure the outside world to remain silent.” Continue Reading »

Bahrain 1st Arab country to blacklist Hezbollah as Terror Organization

Bahraini MP tells Al Arabiya, Hezbollah’s alleged support and training of radical Shiite groups against Bahrain is basis for the decision.



Bahrain on Tuesday became the first Arab state to blacklist Hezollah as a terrorist group, Al Arabiya reported.

Lebanon's Hezbollah supporters gesture as they march in Beirut, November 2011

Lebanon’s Hezbollah supporters gesture as they march in Beirut, November 2011 – Photo: Reuters/Khalil Hassan

According to the report the decision was based mainly on the Lebanese Shiite organization’s alleged support and training of radical shiite groups against Bahrain.

“The measure is to protect Bahrain’s security and stability from Hezbollah’s threats,” Bahraini MP Adil al-Asoumi told Al Arabiya.

He stated that Hezbollah is not only a threat to Bahrain, but to the rest of the Gulf region, and called on “our Gulf brethren to confront the terrorist organization to secure Gulf security.”

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Report: France backs adding Hezbollah militiamen on terrorists’ blacklist

Earlier this week, Bahrain declared the Lebanese group a terrorist organization and called on other Persian Gulf nations to follow suit.



PARIS– The French government supports adding the armed wing of Hezbollah to the European Union’s list of terrorist organizations, an Arabic daily reported.

Hezbollah terrorists - Photo by EPA

Hezbollah supporters – Photo by EPA


The London-based Al Hayat daily reported on Friday that French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius informed U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry of Paris’ decision at a meeting on Wednesday.

According to the report, the French government endorsed the designation following the finding by Bulgarian authorities that Hezbollah was responsible for the terrorist attack last summer on a busload of Israeli tourists in the Black Sea resort town of Burgas, Bulgaria, and because of the support Hezbollah is providing to the embattled regime of Syrian President Bashar Assad. Continue Reading »

After Bahrain arrested bombing suspects, accused Hezbollah for attacks

Persian Gulf state says arrested 4 suspects after 2 killed in Manama bombing; claims Shiite militia’s fingerprints evident

By Reuters

Bahrain said it had arrested four suspects on Tuesday in the bombings that killed two people in the capital Manama and accused the Lebanese militant group Hezbollah of being behind the attacks.

Bahrain’s capital Manama – Photo: Reuters

Public Security Chief Major-General Tariq Al Hassan said in a statement published by the official Bahrain News Agency (BNA) the suspects were detained after prosecutors issued arrest warrants and police were hunting for other killers.

The five home-made bombs on Monday bore the hallmarks of Hezbollah, the Shiite group allied with Iran, authorities said. Continue Reading »

Bahrain Initiates Dialogue with the European Jewish Parliament

A delegation from the European Jewish Parliament (EJP), representing 47 countries, made its historic visit to the Kingdom of Bahrain.

By Elad Benari


For the first, time a delegation from the European Jewish Parliament (EJP) made a landmark visit to the Kingdom of Bahrain, one of the most dynamic economies in the Middle East, earlier this week.

European Jewish Parliament

European Jewish Parliament – Screenshot

A statement by the EJP noted that the delegation was led by Vadim Rabinovych and Joël Rubinfeld, Co-Chairmen of the European Jewish Parliament (EJP), together with MEJP’s from Great Britain, Germany, France, Belgium, Turkey and Ukraine.

The visit was at the invitation of the Kingdom of Bahrain in the framework of an intercultural and interreligious dialogue that started earlier this year in Brussels during the European Jewish Parliament (EJP) General Assembly. Continue Reading »

Israel’s Ambassador Michael Oren’s Iran article in WSJ gets ‘thumbs-up’ from Bahraini FM

Bahrain’s Foreign Minister’s Tweet shows Iran’s nuclear program not solely an Israeli concern, explains Israel’s ambassador to U.S.



WASHINGTON – When Bahrain’s foreign minister tweeted an article about Iran by Israeli’s US envoy, it underscored the shared nature of the Iranian threat, according to the envoy.

Michael Oren - Photo: JP

Michael Oren – Photo: JP

“It shows that the Iranian nuclear program is not solely an Israel concern but one of the entire Middle East,” Ambassador Michael Oren told The Jerusalem Post Thursday.

Bahraini Foreign Minister Khalid bin Ahmed bin Mohammed Al Khalifa tweeted a link to a piece Oren posted in The Wall Street Journal, which appeared on the website on Monday, titled “Time is short for Iran diplomacy.”

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