Tag Archive for United Arab Emirates

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 »

Jewish families rescued from Yemen granted asylum in Abu Dhabi

The United Arab Emirates, under the direction of the Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, facilitated the rescue of the 11 members of a Jewish family in Yemen, whose lives were in imminent danger.

By Yossi Aloni


Russian Chief Rabbi Berel Lazar has revealed that the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan (who is de facto ruler of the UAE) accepted his request for Emirati forces engaged in Yemen’s civil war to rescue two Jewish families trapped there (11 people in all).

Russian Chief Rabbi Berel Lazar welcomes rescued Jewish family members. – Photo: WAM/ Emirates News Agency

Rabbi Lazar revealed the rescue in a public letter of thanks to the crown prince that read:

“The noble act of saving lives will further raise the fortunes, with God’s help, of the United Arab Emirates. Continue Reading »

Israel’s pavilion at 2020 Expo in Dubai seen as gateway into Arab world

Foreign affairs expert say, while obviously still concerned about the Palestinian issue, Israel’s invitation to participate at the 2020 trade fair in Dubai is demonstrative in being accepted as an integral, strategic player in the mid-East.



With the world’s largest trade fair opening in an Arab country for the first time next year, Israel is stepping up preparations, hoping to boost nascent ties with regional neighbors.

The Dubai Expo 2020 trade fair will gather nearly 200 countries vying for the attention of a projected 25 million visitors over nearly six months from October.

Skyline of Downtown Dubai with Burj Khalifa from a Helicopter.

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IDF Thwarts ISIS Attack on United Arab Emirates Airliner

Released: An Etihad Airways’ civilian airplane en route from Australia to Abu Dubi had been targeted by ISIS, but then Israel’s secretive cyber intelligence Unit 8200 stepped in and saved hundreds back in July 2017.

By Tsvi Sadan


The IDF on Wednesday decided to provide a quick glimpse into the clandestine activity of Unit 8200, the Israeli military’s equivalent to America’s NSA. This secretive unit was able to thwart an ISIS attempt to blow up a civilian airplane en route from Australia to Abu Dubi. The IDF referred to a July 30, 2017 news report about Australian police arresting four suspects in Sydney who were planning to “commit a terrorist act using an improvised device.” Continue Reading »

Deprived of National Anthem & Flag, Israel brings in 2 more medals in Abu Dhabi

Raising number to five medals at Abu Dhabi Grand Slam, Or Sasson and Peter Paltchik win bronze medals in the over 100 kg &  under 100 kg men’s, respectively.

By i24NEWS


Israel racked up two bronze medals on Saturday in this year’s Abu Dhabi Grand Slam competition, bringing its total number of medals in the tournament to five.

Egyptian judoka Islam el-Shehaby refuses to shake hand of Israeli, Or Sasson after win at the Rio 2016 Olympics – Screenshot: YouTube

Israeli Olympian Or Sasson won the bronze medal for men over 100 kilograms after beating Belgium’s Benjamin Harmegnies. In the men’s under 100 kilograms group, Israel’s Peter Paltchik won the bronze after defeating Hungary’s Miklós Cirjenics. Continue Reading »

Stripped of Flag & Anthem, Tal Flicker wins Gold, sings Hatikvah under noise to silence him

Israeli judoka Tal Flicker wins the under-66 kg category competition at the Abu Dhabi Judo Grand Slam on Thursday, but under the flag of the International Judo Federation, he sang the Hatikvah, while IJF anthem was loudly played.



Israeli judoka Tal Flicker scaled the top of the podium and received his gold medal on Thursday, but the Israel national anthem was not played and the blue-and-white flag was not raised in Abu Dhabi.

The 25-year-old won the under-66 kilogram category competition at the Abu Dhabi judo Grand Slam on Thursday, but he had to do so under the flag of the International Judo Federation (IJF), with the event organizers refusing to allow Israelis to compete under their country’s flag. Continue Reading »

REPORT: Turkish Airlines blocks Israeli judo team from flying to sporting event

Having been refused to board a Turkish Airlines flight to Istanbul,  the 12 Israeli judokas will now have to travel to Amman, Jordan to receive their visas allowing them to enter and compete in the Grand Slam event in UAE.

By Gary Willig


The Israeli judo team, which was supposed to fly to the United Arab Emirates via Istanbul for the Grand Slam event, was stranded at Ben Gurion Airport after Turkish Airlines refused to allow them on its plane, Channel 1 reported.

The 12 Israeli jukokas were supposed to receive their visas to the United Arab Emirates in Istanbul and arrive for the competition tonight (Monday). Continue Reading »

Abu Dhabi to allow Israelis to perform at judo tournament, but no flag, ‘ISR’ or national anthem

The Israeli Judo team participating at the Grand Slam event in Abu Dhabi will not be allowed to compete wearing Israel’s national flag or hear the ‘Hatikva’ if they win a place on the podium.



Israeli judokas participating in the Grand Slam event in Abu Dhabi will not be able to compete under their country’s flag.

Or Sasson at the 2016 Olympics. – Photo: Fernando Frazão/Agência Brasil/Wikimedia

The team will be prevented from wearing the Israeli flag or any other national emblems on their uniform, including the designation ISR for Israel, and if they win a place on the podium they will not hear their national anthem, “Hatikvah,” the AFP news agency reported. Continue Reading »

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




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 »

Analysis: Israel and a Sunni Alliance

An alliance will see Israel teaming up with Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Turkey & the United Arab Emirates to forge a Middle East “moderate crescent” to “contain” Iran, rather than confront it.

By Gil Ronen


The report of a new alliance between Israel and several Sunni Muslim Arab states for “containment” of a nuclear Iran has people more worried than they should be, according to Arutz Sheva strategic affairs contributor, Mark Langfan.

US Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel (left) has coffee with Deputy Minister of Defense Prince Fahd bin Abdullah upon his arrival April 23 at King Khaled Int'l Airport in Riyadh. - Photo Jim Watson AFP

US Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel (left) has coffee with Deputy Minister of Defense Prince Fahd bin Abdullah upon his arrival April 23 at King Khaled Int’l Airport in Riyadh.

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Israel + Turkey, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates & Jordan share intel

UK newspaper reports Israel agrees ‘4+1’, a joint effort with ‘regional powers’ to counter Iran’s “fundamentalist crescent” of Iran, Iraq, Syria & Hezbollah.



Israel has been working toward a cooperative agreement in compliance with Turkey and three Arab states to implement an allied system of detection technologies to defend against Iranian ballistic projectiles, British newspaper The Sunday Times reported.

Iranian ballisitic missile launched at war game.

Iranian Fateh-110 ballistic missile launched at war game. – Photo: Ho New / Reuters

The initiative, termed “4+1”, reportedly proposes joint efforts to be taken by Israel along with Turkey, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Jordan to share access to radar and anti-missile technologies, according to the Times.

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Jewish doctor released from Abu Dhabi jail

Only when arrested at the airport, did the doctor learn that he had been charged with manslaughter & falsifying documents, found guilty in abstentia & sentenced to 3 years in prison.



CAPE TOWN, South Africa — An Abu Dhabi judge dismissed charges against Cyril Karabus, a Jewish doctor who had been detained in the United Arab Emirates in connection with a patient’s death.

Cyril Karabus

Cyril Karabus pioneered treatment for cancer and blood disorders at the Red Cross hospital in Cape Town, where he worked for 35 years.- Photo: The Guardian

The 77-year-old Karabus, a pediatric oncologist from South Africa, was arrested last August in Abu Dhabi while in transit on his way home to South Africa after attending his son’s wedding in Canada. Continue Reading »