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A group of 41 Afghan women and their families were rescued from Taliban-ruled Kabul in a successful mission that brought them safely to Abu Dhabi, September 2021. Credit: IsraAID.

Former rescuer of Soviet Jews helps bring Afghan women to freedom

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A group of 41 Afghan women and their families were rescued from Taliban-ruled Kabul last week in a successful mission that brought them safely to Abu Dhabi. Among them were athletes, including members of the...
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...
The “etrog” (citron), one of the “Four Species” or “Four Kinds,” on sale at a market in the northern Israeli city of Tzfat, ahead of the holiday of Sukkot, Oct. 10, 2019. Photo by David Cohen/Flash90.

UAE aids delivery of citrons, myrtle to Iranian Jewish community ahead of Sukkot

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The United Arab Emirates helped coordinate the delivery of around 500 citrons, known as etrogim in Hebrew, and packages of myrtle to Iran’s Jewish community to be used for Sukkot, reported The Jerusalem Post. Citrons and myrtle, called...
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...
Pixabay Shofar Kid Jewish New Year Shana

Rosh Hashanah: A time of renewal and unity

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As Jews, every Rosh Hashanah, we rededicate our commitment to Judaism. We reaffirm our devotion to Jewish law, and we strive to maintain our Jewish traditions. We also focus on improving where we need to—on...
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

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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...
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...
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...
The outside of Israel's new embassy in the United Arab Emirates. Source: Yair Lapid/Twitter.

US welcomes opening of Israeli embassy in UAE

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The United States welcomed the opening of the Israeli embassy in the United Arab Emirates on Tuesday. “Foreign Minister Lapid’s trip, the first to the UAE by an Israeli Foreign Minister, and the opening of...