UAE and Bahrain sign agreements to normalize relations with Israel

The United Arab Emirates and Bahrain signed agreements on Tuesday for normalizing relations with Israel, becoming the latest Arab states to break a longstanding taboo in a strategic realignment of Middle Eastern countries against Iran. U.S. President Donald Trump hosted the White House ceremony, capping a dramatic month when first the UAE and then Bahrain… Read More UAE and Bahrain sign agreements to normalize relations with Israel

UAE plans first official visit to Israel on September 22

The United Arab Emirates is planning to make its first official visit to Israel on September 22 to build up the countries’ agreement to normalize relations, a source familiar with the provisional itinerary said on Monday. The two countries announced on August 13 they would normalize diplomatic relations in a U.S.-brokered deal that was hailed… Read More UAE plans first official visit to Israel on September 22

UAE cancels boycott law, allows economic agreements with Israel

The president of the United Arab Emirates has issued a decree cancelling a law on boycotting Israel and allowing trade and financial agreements between the two countries, the UAE official news agency WAM reported on Saturday. The decree from UAE President Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan aims at “supporting bilateral cooperation in order to arrive… Read More UAE cancels boycott law, allows economic agreements with Israel