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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...
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...
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...
U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken was joined by Israeli Foreign Minister Yair Lapid, former United Arab Emirates Foreign Minister Anwar Gargash, Bahrain’s Ambassador to the United States Shaikh Abdulla bin Rashid bin Abdulla Al Khalifa and Moroccan Foreign Minister Nasser Bourita in the livestreamed meeting. Source: Screenshot.

Blinken hosts livestream with Abraham Accord members to mark one-year milestones

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said that the Biden administration will continue to build on the Trump administration’s successful Abraham Accords between Israel and its Arab neighbors in a virtual event marking the accord’s one-year...

Gulf Air to launch flights between Bahrain and Israel

Bahrain’s Gulf Air announced via Twitter on Thursday that it will begin two weekly, direct flights to Tel Aviv starting on Sept. 30. Ambassador Houda Nonoo, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Bahrain...
Khaled Al Jalahma, the first-ever Bahraini ambassador to Israel. Source: Twitter.

First-ever Bahraini ambassador to Israel announces arrival in Hebrew

Khaled Al Jalahma, the first-ever Bahraini ambassador to Israel, kicked off his tenure on Tuesday with a trilingual social-media post. “I am honored to announce that I will be arriving in Tel Aviv today to...
Bahrain's Sheikh Abdullah bin Ahmed Al Khalifa meets Israeli President Isaac Herzog meet in Jerusalem, Aug. 8, 2021. Photo by Mark Neiman/GPO.

Report: Iran deal increased ‘extremism and hatred,’ says top Bahraini official

A senior Bahraini official criticized the 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) nuclear deal on Sunday, saying it had “fueled crises across the Middle East.” Speaking during a press briefing in Jerusalem, Sheikh Abdulla...
Khalid Al Jalahma. Credit: Bahrain Foreign Ministry.

Bahrain officially appoints the first-ever ambassador to Israel

Bahrain officially appointed the country’s first-ever ambassador to Israel, the state-run Bahrain News Agency (BNA) reported Tuesday. Bahrain’s King Hamad bin Isa al-Khalifa issued a royal decree appointing Khalid Al Jalahma to head the Gulf...
Participants in the the Holocaust Remembrance Day ceremony in Bahrain, April 7, 2021. Credit: Courtesy of Houda Nonoo, Bahrain's former ambassador to the U.S. and a board member of the Association of Gulf Jewish Communities.

In first, Bahrain Jewish community holds Holocaust Remembrance Day event

The Jewish community in Bahrain marked Holocaust Remembrance Day for the first time in a virtual ceremony initiated by the House of Ten Commandments, said the local Jewish organization. According to the organization, the ceremony...
Khalid Al Jalahma. Credit: Bahrain Foreign Ministry.

Bahrain appoints its first-ever ambassador to Israel

Bahrain has announced its appointment of the country’s first-ever ambassador to Israel, following the establishment of formal relations in September as part of the Abraham Accords. Khalid Al Jalahma will head the Gulf country’s diplomatic...