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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.

By SARAH CHEMLA

 

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’s ‘no longer kept secret’ flightpath to the Arabian Gulf

According to ‘Aviation Bridge’ CEO, the private Israeli airline has recently begun advertising its executive jet flight services from Israel to Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and the UAE.

By Itay Blumenthal

 

Business and privet jets flying from Israel’s Ben-Gurion Airport to the United Arab Emirates are a fairly regular occurrence, although such flights have been usually kept under wraps. But now that the two countries have begun to cement their relationship, such flights are no longer kept secret.

This is the case with private Israeli airline “Aviation Bridge,” which has recently begun advertising flights to the Persian Gulf States on their website, including Riyadh in Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Dubai and Abu Dhabi. Continue Reading »

Palestinians rejects UAE’s coronavirus aid sent via flight to Israel

Staying in character to “never miss an opportunity to miss an opportunity,” the Palestinian leadership rejected the 16 tons of coronavirus medical aid shipment from the UAE to the Palestinians in Gaza & the PA, just because it arrived at Israel’s airport. 

By i24NEWS

 

The Palestinian Authority (PA) declined a shipment of medical supplies sent by the United Arab Emirates (UAE) via Israel’s Ben Gurion International Airport, Palestinian news agency Maan reported Thursday.

An unmarked Ithihad Airways plane from Abu Dhabi lands at at Israel’s Ben Gurion Int’l Airport with humanitarian aid for the Palestinians. 19 May 2020 – Photo: Israel Airports Authority Spokesman

The PA rejected the shipment, which included 16 tons of medical aid for coping with the coronavirus, just as it arrived at Israel’s airport on Tuesday, according to the report as cited by the Andalou Agency. Continue Reading »

History at Ben Gurion Int’l Airport: Direct Abu Dhabi flight lands in Israel

UAE sends medical equipment on Ithihad Airways’ maiden flight from Abu Dhabi, in a historic non-stop flight to Israel’s Ben Gurion Int’l Airport.

By Mordechai Sones

 

The UAE sent medical equipment on an unmarked Ithihad Airways’ maiden flight from Abu Dhabi (photographed below), in a historic non-stop flight to Israel’s Ben Gurion Int’l Airport.

An Ithihad Airways plane tonight landed for the first time ever in Israel, following a direct flight from Abu Dhabi.

An unmarked Ithihad Airways plane from Abu Dhabi parked at Israel’s Ben Gurion Int’l Airport. 19 May 2020 – Photo: Israel Airports Authority Spokesman

It is a cargo plane containing medical and humanitarian equipment to deal with the coronavirus pandemic sent by the UAE to the Palestinian Authority and the Gaza Strip, in coordination with Israel. Continue Reading »

United Arab Emirates Minister urges ties between Arab states and Israel

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.”

By Reuters

 

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 »

‘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 »

UAE minister accuses Al Jazeera of anti-Semitism, inciting hate

In response to UN accusations that the Gulf states are attacking Qatar’s freedom of expression by demanding Al Jazeera’s closure, UAE foreign minister asserts the network incites hatred by broadcasting sermons by anti-Semitic cleric who “praised Hitler” and called on Allah to “kill them, down to the very last one.”

By AFP and Israel Hayom Staff

 

A top United Arab Emirates official on Wednesday accused Qatari broadcast giant Al Jazeera of anti-Semitism, discrimination and inciting religious hate, in a rebuttal to U.N. accusations of attacking freedom of expression.

Anwar Mohammed Qarqash, Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, United Arab Emirates .

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United Arab Emirates aid official: ‘We were betrayed, put in mortal danger by Hamas’

 

HAMAS WAR CRIMES

 

UAE Red Crescent Secretary General: “While we were in the field hospital that the UAE built, we were surprised … someone from Hamas instigating Israeli forces by launching locally made rockets from the field hospital… This shows [Hamas’] wicked intentions and how they sacrificed us,” he said. “They always claim that the enemy [IDF] targets humanitarian envoys but the betrayal came from them.”

By Tal Polon

 

Hamas tried to prevent the distribution of humanitarian aid in Gaza for the sake of political gain during Israel’s counterterrorism Operation Protective Edge in 2014, according to United Arab Emirates (UAE) Red Crescent Secretary General Mohammed Al Falahi, who oversaw the distribution of the aid. Continue Reading »