UAE becomes first Gulf nation to open embassy in Israel

The United Arab Emirates on Wednesday become the first Gulf state to open an embassy in Israel, as its envoy hailed the trade and investment opportunities that closer ties would bring at a flag-raising ceremony also attended by Israel’s president. Brought together by shared unease about Iran, the UAE and Bahrain normalised relations with Israel… Read More UAE becomes first Gulf nation to open embassy in Israel

Former U.S. aide Jared Kushner launches group to promote Arab-Israel ties

Jared Kushner is forming a group to promote relations between four Arab states and Israel, normalized under agreements he helped broker as a top adviser to his father-in-law former President Donald Trump, the group said on Wednesday. Kushner is founding the “Abraham Accords Institute for Peace,” to work on deepening agreements Israel reached last year… Read More Former U.S. aide Jared Kushner launches group to promote Arab-Israel ties

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