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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

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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...
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.

The 22 most interesting Israel-UAE agreements of the year

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Almost a year into the Abraham Accords, dozens of companies, foundations and government offices from Israel and the United Arab Emirates have established ties, reached agreements and inked deals in an array of fields. Think venture capital, endangered...

Adviser to UAE crown prince: Israel-Emirates relations are here to stay

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As chairman of the Defense, Interior and Foreign Affairs Committee at the United Arab Emirates Federal National Council, Dr. Ali Al Nuaimi serves as a kind of senior adviser in the Arab Gulf state. He...

Trust and partnership: Israel, UAE celebrate first year of normalization

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On Aug. 13, 2020, an extraordinary event transformed the Middle East: Israel and the United Arab Emirates signed a joint statement of intent to normalize diplomatic relations. Formalized at the White House in September,  the historic Abraham Accords opened wide...
Israeli and United Arab Emirates flags on the side of a road in the city of Netanya, Aug. 16, 2020. Photo by Flash90.

Amir Hayek named Israel’s first ambassador to United Arab Emirates

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Israeli Foreign Minister Yair Lapid announced on Sunday the appointment of Amir Hayek as Israel’s first ambassador to the United Arab Emirates. Amir Hayek. Source: Twitter. Hayak has previously served as director-general of the Economy and...
Fashion designer Berta Balilti walks the runway during the Berta Bridal Spring 2020 fashion collection at New York Fashion Week on April 12, 2019. Credit: FashionStock.com/Shutterstock.

Popular Israeli bridal designer set to showcase items at Dubai Fashion Week

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Israeli fashion designer Berta Balilti, famous worldwide for her bridal gowns, is scheduled to take part in Dubai Fashion Week in October. Balilti, whose brand is called Berta, has signed on to collaborate with the...
From left: Benny Chefetz, dean of the Hebrew University's school of agriculture, UAE Minister for Food and Water Security Mariam al-Muhairi and Mona Khoury-Kassabri, H.U.’s Vice President of Strategy and Diversity. July 14, 2021. Credit: Yossi Zamir.

UAE, Israel agree on joint project to combat climate change

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United Arab Emirates Food and Water Security Minister Mariam al-Muhairi met on Wednesday with representatives of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (H.U.) to promote a research and innovation partnership in the realms of food...
UAE Ambassador to Israel Mohamed Al Khaja and Israeli President Isaac Herzog at the opening ceremony of the UAE embassy in Tel Aviv, July 14, 2021. Photo by Miriam Alster/Flash90.

UAE becomes first Gulf state to open an embassy in Israel

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The United Arab Emirates Embassy in Tel Aviv officially opened for business in Tel Aviv on Wednesday in a special ceremony presided over by Israeli President Isaac Herzog and UAE Ambassador to Israel Mohamed Al...
Flags of the United States, Israel and the United Arab Emirates.

US suspends Abraham Fund; UAE urges Israel not to cancel pipeline

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The Biden administration has suspended the Abraham Fund, which was established with the signing of the Abraham Accords in the fall of 2020, U.S. and Israeli sources told the business daily Globes. The purpose of the...
FM Lapid inaugurates Consulate General of Israel in Dubai. Photo: GPO/Shlomi Amsalem.

In UAE, Lapid says that Israel seeks more peace deals in Middle East

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Israeli Foreign Minister Yair Lapid said on Wednesday during his visit to the United Arab Emirates that this “is just the beginning” for peace deals in the region. “Our hand is outstretched … I hope...