Israel tightens coronavirus lockdown

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s cabinet decided to tighten the coronavirus lockdown. Israel went back into lockdown, its second during the pandemic, on Sept. 18. But over the past week, the number of daily new …

UAE and Israeli film bodies plan regional film festival

The Abu Dhabi Film Commission, the Israel Film Fund and the Jerusalem Sam Spiegel Film and Television School have signed a cooperation agreement for training and production, a joint statement said on Monday. The agreement includes …

Why Arab states refuse ties with Israel

It was a trip like none other. US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was on a mission this week to secure normalization between Arab states and Israel, a feat long considered impossible due to the political impasse of the Israeli-Palestinian …

UAE issues decree to abolish 1972 Israel boycott law

Following the announcement of the Abraham Accord with Israel earlier this month, President Sheikh Khalifa has issued a federal law abolishing a decades-old ruling regarding the boycott of Israel, The National reports.  The decree …

Israel strikes Hamas targets

The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) struck Hamas targets in the Gaza Strip Wednesday in response to incendiary balloon launches from the region, the IDF said via Twitter. "Over the last few weeks, terrorists in Gaza have launched …

U.S. pushes F-35 fighter sale to UAE

The Trump administration has accelerated a push to sell the F-35 stealth fighter and advanced armed drones to the United Arab Emirates, according to American officials familiar with the discussions. Administration officials in …