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Bahrain follows Emirates in normalizing ties with Israel

12 Sep 2020

WASHINGTON/JERUSALEM/DUBAI Bahrain joined the United Arab Emirates in agreeing to normalize relations with Israel on Friday, a move forged partly through shared fears of Iran, but one that threatens to leave the Palestinians further isolated.

Israeli, U.S. officials land in UAE, Kushner urges Palestinians to negotiate

12 Sep 2020

ABU DHABI Senior U.S. and Israeli officials landed in the United Arab Emirates on Monday on a historic trip to finalise a pact marking open relations between Israel and the Gulf state, and they told Palestinians it was now time for them to negotiate peace. | Video

UAE planning first official visit to Israel on Sept. 22: source

07 Sep 2020

JERUSALEM The United Arab Emirates is planning to make its first official visit to Israel on Sept. 22 to build up the countries' agreement to normalize relations, a source familiar with the provisional itinerary said on Monday.

UAE planning first official visit to Israel on Sept. 22 - source

07 Sep 2020

JERUSALEM, Sept 7 The United Arab Emirates is planning to make its first official visit to Israel on Sept. 22 to build up the countries' agreement to normalise relations, a source familiar with the provisional itinerary said on Monday.

Amid talks with Israel, UAE pursuit of stealth jets rumbles in background

07 Sep 2020

Al DHAFRA AIRBASE, Abu Dhabi Amid historic normalisation talks between Israel and the United Arab Emirates, American officials spent a morning at an Abu Dhabi air base housing U.S. stealth jets which the Gulf state hopes to buy despite Israeli objections.

Stop or suspend West Bank annexation? Devil in the detail for Israel-UAE deal

02 Sep 2020

GAZA/ABU DHABI A difference between English and Arabic versions of a trilateral statement after an historic flight from Israel to the UAE has been seized upon by Palestinians to suggest the Gulf state has overstated Israeli readiness to drop West Bank annexation plans.

After UAE-Israel breakthrough, Kushner pushes other Arabs to go next

02 Sep 2020

AL-DHAFRA AIR BASE, Abu Dhabi After accompanying an Israeli delegation to the UAE for historic normalisation talks, White House adviser Jared Kushner set off on a tour of other Gulf capitals on Tuesday, looking for more Arab support.

Amid talks with Israel, UAE pursuit of stealth jets rumbles in background

01 Sep 2020

Al DHAFRA AIRBASE, Abu Dhabi Amid historic normalisation talks between Israel and the United Arab Emirates, American officials spent a morning at an Abu Dhabi air base housing U.S. stealth jets which the Gulf state hopes to buy despite Israeli objections.

Tight security, and an Arabic greeting, on first Israel-UAE flight

31 Aug 2020

OVER SAUDI ARABIA High above a vast expanse of desert the Israeli pilot's voice broke through the passengers' chatter on Monday to announce that the plane had just crossed into Saudi airspace.

Tight security, and an Arabic greeting, on first Israel-UAE flight

31 Aug 2020

OVER SAUDI ARABIA High above a vast expanse of desert the Israeli pilot's voice broke through the passengers' chatter on Monday to announce that the plane had just crossed into Saudi airspace.

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