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,…

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…

UAE halts funding to UNRWA

The United Arab Emirates does not plan to resume funding to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) for Palestinian refugees, which it suspended last year. According to statements…

Netanyahu to visit UAE

[This article has been updated to reflect the postponement of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's planned visit to the UAE, due to Israel's coronavirus national lockdown]. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced plans…

Israel downplays US arms halt

Israeli leaders are minimizing ramifications posed by the administration of United States President Joe Biden that it intends to review the sale of weapons to the United Arab Emirates. The…