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Israel will not oppose U.S. sale of F-35 to UAE

23 Oct 2020

JERUSALEM/WASHINGTON Israel said on Friday it will not oppose U.S. sales of "specific weapons systems" to the United Arab Emirates, in an apparent reference to the F-35 warplanes sought by Abu Dhabi.

U.S. officials took part in rare Israeli visit to Sudan, source says

22 Oct 2020

JERUSALEM An Israeli delegation was accompanied by U.S. officials when it travelled to Khartoum on Wednesday for talks on a potential warming of relations with former adversary Sudan, a person briefed on the trip said on Thursday.

Israeli minister sees another normalisation deal before U.S. election

21 Oct 2020

JERUSALEM An Israeli official predicted on Wednesday that the United States would announce another deal establishing ties between Israel and an Arab or Muslim country before the U.S. election.

Israel says UAE visit 'making history' - Palestinians call it 'shameful'

20 Oct 2020

JERUSALEM A group of United Arab Emirates officials became the first Gulf Arab delegation ever to visit in Israel on Tuesday, cementing a normalisation deal in an occasion that Israel and U.S. officials described as historic but the Palestinians called "shameful". | Video

CORRECTED-UPDATE 5-Israel says UAE visit 'making history' - Palestinians call it 'shameful'

20 Oct 2020

* PLO fear visit will encourage Israel to annex West Bank (Corrects Mnuchin quote, paragraph 15)

Trump envoy hopes Israeli-Arab peace deals will continue whatever the U.S. election result

18 Oct 2020

MANAMA Donald Trump's Middle East envoy said on Sunday the U.S. President's push for an Israeli-Arab rapprochement was gaining momentum and he hoped more accords would follow even if Trump loses next month's election. 

Israel, Bahrain formalise ties at ceremony attended by U.S. officials

18 Oct 2020

MANAMA Bahrain and Israel signed a joint communique to formalise nascent ties during a visit by an Israeli and U.S. delegation to Manama on Sunday to broaden cooperation that Washington has promoted as an anti-Iran bulwark and potential economic bonanza.

UAE visit to Israel may be held at airport due to coronavirus

16 Oct 2020

JERUSALEM The first official delegation to Israel from the United Arab Emirates may remain at the airport and fly home the same day, rather than conduct a wider visit, due to coronavirus precautions, an Israeli minister said.

Israel sees commercial aviation deal with UAE within days

13 Oct 2020

JERUSALEM Israel and the United Arab Emirates will sign a commercial aviation deal imminently, an Israeli official said on Tuesday, as the countries cemented newly normalised relations ahead of reciprocal delegation visits expected next week.

Palestinians out of sight, almost out of mind for Israelis seared by 2000 uprising

28 Sep 2020

NITSANEI OZ, Israel A huge Palestinian flag suddenly looms up above the grey concrete slabs of Israel’s West Bank barrier, a rare glimpse of "the other" before it disappears in your rear-view mirror.

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