Jordanian King meets with PA President Abbas

King Abdullah II of Jordan traveled to the Ramallah headquarters of the Palestinian Authority (PA) on Monday for a meeting with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas. By Erin Viner “We and…

Landmark Israeli-Arab Summit focuses on Iran

Israeli Minister of Foreign Affairs Yair Lapid hosted his counterparts from the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Morocco, and Egypt at the 2-day Negev Summit,” also attended by US Secretary of…

Herzog attends Expo 2020 Dubai

President Isaac Herzog opened Israel’s national day at Expo 2020 Dubai, after which he held a diplomatic working meeting with Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al…

Israel, Bahrain appoint ambassadors

Israel has named Eitan Na'eh as the nation’s first ambassador to Bahrain. By Erin Viner The diplomatic appointment follows the normalization of relations with the Gulf Arab state last year,…

OPEC output tight amid COVID lockdowns

The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) is preparing to assess its current policy of holding back millions of barrels of daily supply as the third wave of the…

Israel mulls defense ties with Gulf allies

Israel’s Alternate Premier and Defense Minister Benny Gantz said the Jerusalem is working to develop a “special security arrangement” with Gulf Arab allies, who share common concerns over Iran. In…

Israel welcomes UAE Ambassador

The arrival of the first-ever United Arab Emirates Ambassador to Israel is being celebrated with great fanfare. Mohamed Mahmoud Fateh Ali Al Khaja presented his diplomatic credentials to Israeli President…

Iran tops Israel-Bahrain talks

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Bahrain’s Crown Prince Sheikh Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa held talks over the telephone, according to statements from both Jerusalem and Manama. Bahrain and…

Israel to expand aerial fleet

Israel is reportedly hoping to bolster national aerial defense with the acquisition of new aircraft and munitions from the United States. “A ministerial procurement committee has approved the purchase of…