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UAE—now at peace with Israel—won’t resume UNRWA funding

REUTERS UAE halts funding to UN Palestinian agency in ‘reset’ of aid programme February 8, 2021 The United Arab Emirates does not plan to resume funding to the United Nations agency for Palestinian refugees, which was halted last year, until … Continue reading

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“Even if a peace agreement is not officially announced, relations between Israel and Saudi Arabia are at their peak, especially given the Iranian threat and concerns over other radical Islamic elements in the region”

JNS The Saudi dilemma by Shahar Klaiman December 20, 2020 The peace deal with Morocco is the fourth accord between Israel and an Arab state to sideline the Palestinian issue. While the leaders of Abu Dhabi, Manama and Khartoum had … Continue reading

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“The UAE has been embracing a unique kind of tolerance that has translated into actions – not just the kind of talk of “diversity” one gets in the US or Europe, where Jews have to go to synagogue surrounded by security and armed guards”

MIDDLE EAST FORUM The UAE’s Full-throttled Embrace of Religious Tolerance by Seth Frantzman December 12, 2020 The extraordinary scenes in Dubai that included Hanukkah celebrations are part of a historic and unprecedented process of embracing tolerance, coexistence and peace by … Continue reading

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Jews observed the holiday of Hanukkah in public for the first time in Dubai UAE on Thursday; Chabad reports an “exploding” number of Israelis in Dubai

BREITBART NEWS Hanukkah Celebrated in Public in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, for the First Time, After Trump Peace Deal by Joel Pollak December 11, 2020 A lavish Hanukkah party was thrown at the foot of the Burj Khalifa, the world’s … Continue reading

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“Israel brought its best face to GITEX and shined”

JERUSALEM POST Unprecedented Israeli turnout for Dubai’s GITEX hi-tech confab by Seth J. Frantzman December 10, 2020 The sea of Israelis in Dubai this week was hard to miss. At Dubai International Airport, the men assigned to help guide people … Continue reading

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“The resulting ties appear to present the incoming U.S. administration with a robust new hub in the Middle East that links Israel, the UAE and Bahrain”

MIDDLE EAST FORUM Israel and the Arab Gulf States, a New Strategic Corridor of Power by Seth Frantzman December 4, 2020 November became a turning point for Israel’s new ties with Gulf states…It’s difficult to keep track of all the … Continue reading

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“Iran’s State News Agency Claims Top Nuclear Scientist Assassinated by Remote-Controlled Killer Robot”

TIMES OF ISRAEL Jerusalem fears attacks on Israelis visiting UAE following Iran hit by Staff and Judah Ari Gross November 29, 2020 Israeli security officials are concerned Iran could attack Israeli tourists visiting the United Arab Emirates in retaliation for … Continue reading

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Israel’s ‘Reservists on Duty’ shows fruitful Israeli display in Dubai (UAE) market. Amazing.

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Netanyahu hails UAE visa exemption agreement as boost for reciprocal tourism

TIMES OF ISRAEL Israel ratifies visa exemption agreement with UAE, its first with Arab state by Raphael Ahren November 22, 2020 Israel’s cabinet ratified a mutual visa exemption agreement with the United Arab Emirates on Sunday — the Jewish state’s … Continue reading

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“Israel’s Arab neighbors have demonstrated that the Palestinian cause is not as high on their agenda as it appeared to be in the past”

GATESTONE INSTITUTE The Future of Arab Normalization with Israel by Alan Dershowitz October 28, 2020 Now that the Sudan has joined the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain in normalizing relations with Israel, the future seems bright for even more Arab … Continue reading

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