Tag Archive for UAE Israel

First UAE student arrives in Israel to attend University

19 yr-old Mansour Bin Sameh al-Marzuki from the UAE, arrives to a warm welcome at the Interdisciplinary Center in Herzliya where he will pursue a bachelor’s degree in government studies.

By Yossi Aloni


A festive reception was held for the first student from the United Arab Emirates to begin studying in Israel – Mansour Bin Sameh al-Marzuki, 19, is enrolled at the Interdisciplinary Center in Herzliya (IDC). The historic event was hosted by Prof. Uriel Reichman, President and Founder of IDC Herzliya, and was held in the presence of the United Arab Emirates’ Ambassador to Israel, Mohammed Mahmoud Al-Khaja.

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Palestinian official names the 5 Muslim countries seeking ties with Israel

Scrambling to minimize the importance of historic move by Arab states to align with Israel, Palestinian Social Affairs Minister says, “The attitude that there can be peace with the Arabs without peace with the Palestinians is an illusion.”



Israel is in talks with several Arab and Muslim countries to normalize ties, Palestinian Authority Social Affairs Minister Ahmed Majdalani told KAN Radio Thursday.

Oman, Sudan, Comoros, Djibouti and Mauritania are engaged in normalization discussions with Israel, he said.

L-R- Bahraini FM Abdullatif bin Rashid Alzayani, PM Benjamin Netanyhau, U.S. President Donald Trump and Emirati FM Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan at the White House signing ceremony – Photo: AFP

On Wednesday, US President Donald Trump said five more countries plan to establish diplomatic relations with Israel soon, following the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain. Continue Reading »

President Donald Trump nominated for 2021 Nobel Peace Prize


“I’m not a big Trump supporter,” said Norwegian MP Christian Tybring-Gjedde, who nominated the POTUS, but “The committee should look at the facts and judge him on the facts – not on the way he behaves sometimes. The people who have received the Peace Prize in recent years have done much less than Donald Trump. For example, Barack Obama did nothing.”

By David Rosenberg


President Donald Trump was nominated for the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize on Wednesday.

Trump has been added as a candidate for the prize in recognition of his role in brokering the soon-to-be signed Abraham Accords, normalizing relations between Israel and the United Arab Emirates. Continue Reading »

Palestinian leaders rush to Beirut confab over UAE peace-deal with Israel

Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh, scheduled to visit Beirut for the first time in 27 years, will join the other intransigent Palestinian group leaders to participate in a conference called by rival Palestinian kleptocrat Mahmoud  Abbas, to tackle ‘calamitous’ UAE peace deal with Israel.

By i24NEWS, Ynet


Hamas political leader Ismail Haniyeh returned to Beirut for the first time in 27 years, a spokesperson for the terror group said on Tuesday.

His visit was suddenly canceled Monday night before being put back on the agenda on Tuesday morning.

The current leader of Hamas in the Gaza Strip, Yahya Sinwar (L) and the senior Political Leader of Hamas and formerly one of two disputed Prime Ministers of the Palestinian National Authority, Ismaïl Haniyeh (R) – Photo: AFP/Archives

From Beirut, Haniyeh was to participate by video conference in a meeting Thursday headed by Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in the West Bank city of Ramallah, the Dubai-based Al-Arabiya channel reported. 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 »