This would be the first publicly acknowledged entry into Saudi airspace by El Al, Israel’s official airline to Abu Dhabi from Israel; passengers include officials from Washington & Jerusalem for the first stage of direct normalization talks.
An airliner carrying Israeli and U.S. delegations to the UAE on Monday will fly over Saudi Arabia, according to a source familiar with the itinerary, in what would be the first publicly acknowledged entry of an Israeli plane into Saudi air space.
El Al flight LY971 is ready to fly to UAE. – Photo courtesy: El Al spokesperson
El Al flight LY971, a number that includes the UAE international dialing code, will depart from Tel Aviv to Abu Dhabi on Monday. 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 »
In an interview to i24NEWS, Dr. Evans praised US President Donald Trump’s relationship with PM Benjamin Netanyahu, whose “anti-terror technology for peace” is why Arab leaders are ready to make peace with the Jewish State.
Christian Zionist journalist and author, Dr. Mike Evans, told i24NEWS on Monday that the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Crown Prince told him he wants to visit Jerusalem.
Dr. Evans also said that “Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu stepped up to the plate for him (Crown Prince)” when former US President Barack Obama refused to take out an Iranian ship with missiles.
When asked why Gulf leaders seem to be more open to Israel today, the Evangelical leader said Netanyahu’s “anti-terror technology for peace” was part of the reason for that. Continue Reading »
UAE Foreign Minister admitted in an interview that the decision to ban contact with Israel was self-defeating, saying, “Many, many years ago, when there was an Arab decision not to have contact with Israel, that was a very, very wrong decision, looking back.”
Relations between Arab states and Israel need to shift to help progress towards peace with the Palestinians, a senior United Arab Emirates official was quoted on Thursday as saying.
The decision by many Arab countries not to talk with Israel has complicated finding a solution over the decades, Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Anwar Gargash said, according to Abu Dhabi-based daily The National. Continue Reading »
The diamantaires in the UAE and Israel are keen on keeping their businesses performing well and making a profit, as Israel exported $7.9 billion in diamonds last year.
By Ronen Shnidman
If you enter one office among the many in the Dubai Multi Commodities Centre, you will find a mezuzah on the door, much the same as those many Jews place at the entrance to their homes and workplaces. What is this visible symbol of Jewish identity doing in the financial center of the United Arab Emirates, a state that does not have official diplomatic relations with Israel? Well, it is actually just the tip of the iceberg of burgeoning trade ties between the Jewish state and the Persian Gulf state, driven in large by the diamond trade. Continue Reading »
In a New Yorker report, the article articulates Palestinians rejection of the ‘best possible deal’, details covert meetings between Israel and the Gulf States (that angered the Obama White House) and touches on President Trump’s new Middle East policy.
By Amir Bogen
The New Yorker published Monday an article thoroughly reviewing US President Donald Trump’s foreign policy regarding the Middle East, describing how Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu sought to forge a relationship with him prior to his ascent to the White House, and detailing Israel’s relationship with Arab states in a front against Iran.
The review by by Adam Entous examines the White House’s up to date strategy concerning Israel, the Palestinians, and the Gulf states. Continue Reading »
Revealed only on Thursday, Israel’s Amb. to the UN Danny Danon, made a secret visit to Dubai in the United Arab Emirates in his capacity as chairman of the UN Legal Committee.
By DANIEL J. ROTH
Ambassador to the United Nations Danny Danon earlier this week made a clandestine visit to Dubai in the United Arab Emirates to attend a conference under the auspices of the UN, Channel 2 revealed for the first time Thursday.
Danon sojourned to the oil-rich nation to attend a development conference in his capacity as chairman of the UN Legal Committee, an appointment he received in June. Continue Reading »
Not only is the IAF currently participating in a joint military exercise alongside the UAE, Pakistan and Spain, but next month Israeli pilots are to carry out a ‘first of its kind’ exercise in India.
The Israel Air Force is taking part in the ongoing Red Flag aerial exercise alongside UAE, Pakistan and Spain, a US military spokesperson told i24news, the first official confirmation of Pakistan and the UAE’s heavily rumored participation.
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4,000 PA bound terrorist-dolls were discovered in a shipment from the United Arab Emirates that raised custom’s officials suspicion.
By Ahiya Raved
“Inciting dolls,” that is the terminology used by Tax Authority officials to describe boxed dolls which were seized in Haifa as part of a shipment from the UAE.
terrorist doll – Haifa customs
Boxes within the shipment contained about 4,000 dolls. The dolls feature a scarf bearing an image of the Al Aqsa mosque, and they were adorned with nationalist phrases like, “Jerusalem, we are coming,” and Jerusalem for us.” All the dolls – which were painted in the colors of the Palestinian flag, feature a cocked arm holding a rock. Continue Reading »
Israel is planning to open its first openly established representative office in the United Arab Emirates, a mission to Int’l Renewable Energy Agency in Abu Dhabi.
Israel plans to open a diplomatic-level mission to the International Renewable Energy Agency in Abu Dhabi, the first openly established representative office in the United Arab Emirates, Israeli diplomats said on Friday.
Ministry Director-General Gold with frmr Saudi General Anwar Ashki – Photo: CFR
The office will not be a full mission, but will consist of a diplomat assigned to the renewable energy agency. Nevertheless, it will be the first time an Israeli foreign ministry official is permanently stationed in the Gulf state. Continue Reading »