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A showroom at the Israel Diamond Center. Credit: IDC.

Israel’s diamond industry to make first appearance at Bahrain jewelry expo

One of the Gulf region’s most prestigious diamond and jewelry shows, Jewellery Arabia, is being held this year from Nov. 16-20 in Bahrain, and for the first time, Israel’s diamond industry will be represented. Israel Diamond...
Qatar’s Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani. Credit: U.S. Department of State via Wikipedia.

Qatar official rules out normalization with Israel because of ‘occupation’

Qatar’s Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani said on Wednesday that the country has no plans to normalize relations with Israel and that the Abraham Accords agreements between Israel and Arab countries are...
The trilateral summit at the U.S. State Department with Secretary of State Antony Blinken, Foreign Minister of the United Arab Emirates Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed and Foreign Minister of Israel Yair Lapid, Oct. 13, 2021. Credit: Shlomi Amsalem/GPO.

At trilateral summit, Lapid places focus on finding alternative plan on Iran, hints at...

Israeli Foreign Minister Yair Lapid took part in a historic trilateral meeting with fellow Abraham Accords members on Wednesday, discussing a range of issues with U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken and United Arab...
A conference in Erbil, Iraq, hosted by the Center for Peace Communications, September 2021. Source: Screenshot.

The story behind Iraq’s first pro-Israel conference

It was as remarkable as it was unexpected. More than 300 Iraqis, both Sunnis and Shi’ites, gathered at a conference in a hotel ballroom on Sept. 24 in the Iraqi Kurdish city of Erbil...
Jared Kushner, who served as senior adviser to his father-in-law, former U.S. President Donald Trump, and was a key negotiator in helping to make the accords a reality, and his wife, Ivanka Trump, with Israeli politicians in the Knesset as part of the newly formed Abraham Accords Caucus in the Knesset on Oct. 11, 2021. Photo by Yonatan Sindel/Flash90.

Israeli Knesset launches Abraham Accords Caucus on anniversary of normalization agreements

Several hundred dignitaries and guests, including Israeli government ministers, Knesset members, foreign ambassadors and mayors gathered in the Knesset auditorium on Monday afternoon for the launch of the Knesset’s “Abraham Accords Caucus,” whose mission...
From left: UAE Foreign Minister Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyani, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, U.S. President Donald Trump and Bahraini Foreign Minister Abdullatif bin Rashid Al-Zayani at the signing of the Abraham Accords on the South Lawn of the White House, Sept. 15, 2020, Credit: White House/Joyce N. Boghosian.

Friedman’s ‘The Abraham Accords’ comes to life, and the big screen, at gala Jerusalem...

Just over one year after being signed at the White House, the historic Abraham Accords came to life at a star-studded gala event in Jerusalem on Monday. The event featured the premiere of an upcoming...
The Bahraini delegation at Yad Vashem in Jerusalem, October 2021. Photo by Josh Hasten.

In eight-day trip, Bahraini influencers see reality, and warmth, that is Israel

A group of nine Muslim Bahraini high-level influencers arrived in Israel this week for an eight-day tour throughout the country organized by the Sharaka organization. Sharaka, which means “partnership,” in Arabic is dedicated to utilizing...
Tel Aviv City Hall lights up with the word “Peace” following the signing of the Abraham Accords, Sept. 15, 2020. Photo by Miriam Alster/Flash90.

House Foreign Affairs Committee advances Israeli-Arab normalization bill

The House Foreign Affairs Committee passed a bipartisan bill on Thursday that aims to build on the Abraham Accords between Israel, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Sudan and Morocco. H.B. 2748, introduced in the U.S. House of...
A conference in Erbil, Iraq, hosted by the Center for Peace Communications, September 2021. Source: Screenshot.

A cautionary tale about Arab-Israeli normalization

Those picking up The Wall Street Journal on Sept. 24 got some good news about the cause of peace in the Middle East. On its opinion page was an article by Sheikh Wisam Al-Harden, an influential tribal leader...
Israeli Foreign Minister Yair Lapid is greeted at Bahrain International Airport on Sept. 30, 2021. Source: Twitter.

Lapid arrives in Bahrain in first official visit to Gulf State by Israeli minister

Israeli Foreign Minister Yair Lapid traveled to the Kingdom of Bahrain on Thursday in the first official visit by an Israeli minister to the country. Lapid met with Bahrain’s Foreign Minister Abdullatif bin Rashid Al-Zayani...