REPORT: Long-time critic of the Palestinian leadership, corruption and abandonment of their responsibilities to the people, former Dubai Police Chief stirs controversy on Twitter by calling out neighboring Gulf States for pretending they do not wish they had open ties with Israel.
By ILH Staff
Former Dubai Police Chief Lt. Gen. Dhahi Khalfan Tamim sparked controversy over the weekend when, in a series of tweets, he called on of Persian Gulf states and the rest of the Arab world to admit they want to establish open diplomatic relations with Israel, Channel 12 News reported on Saturday.
Tamim is known as the police officer who exposed the Mossad intelligence agency’s connection to the 2010 assassination of Izzedine al-Qassam Brigades co-founder Mahmoud al-Mabhouh, in the capital of the United Arab Emirates. Continue Reading »
Open cooperation between Israel the Gulf states in fighting the COVID-19 came to fruition as years of closer and public ties with Israel have become more commonplace.
By LAHAV HARKOV
Three Gulf states have reached out to Israel in recent weeks to receive information and assistance in the fight against the novel coronavirus disease known as COVID-19. The three make up half of the countries that are members of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC).
Bahrain and another Gulf state reached out to Sheba Medical Center at Tel Hashomer, expressing interest in the hospital’s response to the pandemic, and the United Arab Emirates’ ambassador to the United Nations said publicly that her government would be willing to work with Israel on a vaccine. Continue Reading »
The Qatari Sheikh tweets, US President Donald Trump’s ‘Peace to Prosperity’ peace-deal “will be followed by a non-aggression agreement between Israel and the countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council in addition to Egypt, Jordan and possibly Morocco.”
By i24NEWS, Israel Hayom Staff
Qatar’s former prime minister claimed on Monday that a non-aggression pact between Gulf states and Israel will soon be signed and may include the North African country of Morocco.
In a statement posted to Twitter, Sheikh Hamad Bin Jassim declared: “On December 14 last year, I posted a tweet in which I spoke about the deal of the century and said that it would be announced at the beginning of this year. Continue Reading »
“Israel offered us the chance to participate in a railway scheme linking Haifa to Jenin to a number of Arab capitals,” the Palestinian Authority’s Civil Affairs Minister said on Twitter. “But we rejected the offer,” al-Sheikh said. “We won’t normalize relations with Israel.”
Palestinian official Hussein al-Sheikh rejected an Israeli offer to establish a railway link between Israel and several Arab states that would go through the West Bank on Friday.
“Israel offered us the chance to participate in a railway scheme linking Haifa to Jenin to a number of Arab capitals,” the Palestinian Authority’s Civil Affairs Minister said on Twitter. Continue Reading »