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A delegation that toured California to promote the Abraham Accords meets with Oracle CEO Safra Catz (fifth from left) on Nov. 8, 2021. Credit: Courtesy of Sharaka.

‘People-to-people’ relationships are centerpiece of Abraham Accords’ progress, advocates say

The Abraham Accords garnered headlines in 2020 as landmark normalization deals between the governments of Israel and Arab states. But more than a year later, advocates of the agreements are emphasizing their impact on...
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...
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...
Ambassadors to the UN from Israel, UAE, the United States, Bahrain and Morroco attend an event marking the one year anniversary of the Abraham Accords. Source: Screenshot.

UN ambassadors gather in New York to mark anniversary of Abraham Accords

Ambassadors to the United Nations representing Israel, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Morocco marked one year since the signing of the Abraham Accords at a ceremony on Monday in New York. The historic agreement...
Israeli head of mission in Dubai Ilan Sztulman and wife Jacqueline with their newborn daughter, Mia, on Aug. 14, 2021. Photo courtesy of Israeli Foreign Ministry.

Meet the first Israeli baby born in United Arab Emirates

The Israeli head of mission in Dubai, Ilan Sztulman, and his wife, Jackie, celebrated the first anniversary of the Abraham Accords normalization agreement between Israel and the United Arab Emirates with the arrival of their fifth...
The U.S. Capitol building. Credit: Tupungato/Shutterstock.

AIPAC lauds Senate Foreign Relations Committee for bill supporting Abraham Accords

The Senate Foreign Relations Committee was applauded by AIPAC on Thursday for adopting the “Israel Relations Normalization Act of 2021,” which seeks to support and expand recent normalization agreements between Israel, United Arab Emirates,...
Students wearing face masks and maintaining social distancing at a classroom on the first day of school reopening at a Secondary School in Doha, Qatar. Credit: Noushad Thekkayil/Shutterstock.

New Qatari school textbooks glorify Hamas, reject peace between Israel and Arab states

Qatar prides itself on its high level of education and yet its own textbooks clearly do not meet accepted international standards, according to a new report by IMPACT-se, a research institute that analyzes schoolbooks...
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...
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaking by phone with U.S. President Joe Biden. Source: Israeli Prime Minister/Twitter.

Four more peace deals on the way, says Netanyahu

Israel is working on four more peace deals with countries in the Middle East, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Tuesday. “There are four more peace agreements on the way. And the people come...
The Tehran event, one of two that launched the "Peoples Against Normalization" campaign on Jan. 18, 2021. Source: Facebook.

BDS groups partner with terrorists from Gaza, Turkey, Iran to fight normalization

A coalition of more than 60 anti-Israel and pro-BDS organizations have launched a “Peoples Against Normalization” campaign, simultaneously declaring the year 2021 as the “Year Against Normalization” at an event earlier this year. The campaign...