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United Arab Emirates Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, addresses the General Debate of the 73rd Session of the U.N. General Assembly in New York City, Sept. 25-Oct.1, 2018. Source: Screenshot.

UAE leader to AJC forum: Abraham Accords show benefits of peace with Israel

Following the news that the American Jewish Committee will open an office in Abu Dhabi, the organization hosted United Arab Emirates Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan on...
View of the United Arab Emirates and the Persian Gulf. Credit: Pixabay.

American Jewish Committee opens first office in Arab country

The American Jewish Committee announced that it has opened an office in Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates, making it the first office in an Arab country and the 13th overseas...
An agreement was signed in Abu Dhabi to launch a joint Israeli-Emirati water research program as part of a collaboration between the Israeli Watergen company and Baynunah, a sister company of Al Dahra Group, an Emirati agriculture group that specializes in food security, May 2021. Credit: Watergen.

Joint Israeli-Emirati water research program ready to open in Abu Dhabi

An agreement was signed in Abu Dhabi to launch a joint Israeli-Emirati water research program as part of a collaboration between the Israeli Watergen company and Baynunah, a sister company of Al Dahra Group, an Emirati...
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The most unlikely Passover seder

On the eve of Passover, I was one of 13 people driving through the rolling sand dunes between Abu Dhabi and the remote Arabian Nights Bedouin Village on the way to celebrating a most...
A high-rise building in Tel Aviv. Sept.14, 2020. Photo by Flash90.

UAE to increase investment in Israel’s private sector

The United Arab Emirates office responsible for attracting foreign and domestic investment recently opened a mission in Tel Aviv and signed agreements with two offices at Israel’s Economy Ministry aimed at accelerating private-sector collaboration...
Eco Wave Power technology in action. Credit: Eco Wave Power.

Israeli-Swedish ocean-wave energy producer wins UAE Global Innovation Award

Swedish-Israeli wave energy developer Eco Wave Power (EWP) has won the public voting for the Global Innovation Award in the “Life Under Water” category at Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week for its solution to generate...
Eitan Na'eh, the head of Israel's diplomatic mission to the United Arab Emirates, in Abu Dhabi. Credit: Israeli Foreign Ministry.

Israel opens provisional embassy in United Arab Emirates

Israel’s diplomatic mission to Abu Dhabi officially opened on Sunday with the arrival in the United Arab Emirates of head of mission Eitan Na’eh, the Israeli Foreign Ministry said in a statement. Na’eh, formerly Israel’s...
The first-ever public Hanukkah menorah-lighting in the United Arab Emirates, led by Chabad-Lubavitch Rabbi Levi Duchman. (Credit: Yehuda Lavi/JCC of the UAE on Chabad.org.News)

For first time, Hanukkah lights brighten Arabian nights in UAE

For the first time in history, a giant public menorah has been raised in the United Arab Emirates. The 12-foot metal menorah was designed and constructed locally and stands at the foot of the Burj Khalifa,...
Downtown Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 30, 2015. Photo: Robert Bock via Wikimedia Commons.

Why the United Arab Emirates is uniquely stable among the Arab states

The recent decision of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to sign a peace treaty with Israel should not have come as a complete surprise. For the UAE has stood out as one of the...
New York University's campus in Abu Dhabi. Credit: NYU Abu Dhabi.

Israel-UAE deal could position Abu Dhabi as ‘idea capital’ through higher-education ties

When Israel and the United Arab Emirates reached a normalization agreement earlier this month, University of Haifa president Ron Robin immediately contacted his Emirati colleagues to set into motion a process where higher education...