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Israel and Bahrain have officially signed a deal establishing diplomatic relations, as well as seven memorandums of understanding in fields ranging from civil aviation to agriculture.

A catchy Emirati-Israeli duet song has recently become popular, but the comments section shows many are visiting the link to express disapproval.

Majority of Arabs reject normalisation with Israel: Poll

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Majority of Arabs reject normalisation with Israel: Poll

According to a poll that ran between last November and July, an average of 88 percent of Arab citizens reject normalising with Israel.

Sudanese businessman organises 'ice-breaker' Israel trip

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Sudanese businessman organises 'ice-breaker' Israel trip

Sudanese businessman Abu al-Qassem is planning a trip to Israel which he hopes will 'break the ice'.

<em>Israeli</em> <em>parliament</em> backs UAE normalisation deal

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Israeli parliament backs UAE normalisation deal

Israel’s parliament, known as the Knesset, has voted to approve the normalisation deal signed with the UAE.

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Israel to ban much-loved singer from entering Palestinian territories

An Israeli MP has said that a permit allowing 2013 Arab Idol winner Mohammed Assaf to enter the West Bank will be withdrawn.

Joe Macaron

Prospects of US mediation in the Lebanon-Israel border talks

Comment: As Israel and Lebanon begin landmark maritime border talks, Joe Macaron takes an in-depth look at the players and issues involved in ...

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Lebanon, Israel begin landmark maritime border talks

Lebanon and Israel have began talks to settle a maritime border dispute.

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Emirati ship docks in Israeli port for first time

The UAE and Israel have continued strengthening economic ties since signing a controversial normalisation deal last month.

Israel approves normalisation deal ahead of Netanyahu-bin Zayed meeting

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Israel approves normalisation deal ahead of Netanyahu-bin Zayed meeting

Netanyahu said he and Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan 'agreed to meet soon' during a phonecall ahead of the Knesset's vote ...

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Ninety percent Arabic-language social media Israel-UAE deal coverage 'negative'

Almost all social media coverage of Israel's controversial deals with two Gulf states were 'negative'.

New anti-Netanyahu demos in Israel despite virus rules

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New anti-Netanyahu demos in Israel despite virus rules

Public anger against lockdown measures deepened after it emerged high-power figures like Netanyahu's wife violated the restrictions.

Hezbollah says maritime border talks not 'normalisation' with Israel

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Hezbollah says maritime border talks not 'normalisation' with Israel

Hezbollah has said that maritime border talks between Lebanon and Israel due to take place next week have ‘absolutely nothing to do with any ...

Israel extends ban on gatherings, protests

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Israel extends ban on gatherings, protests

Government ministers approved the measure until October 13 by a telephone vote.

Netanyahu’s wife violated lockdown 'to get a haircut'

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Netanyahu’s wife violated lockdown 'to get a haircut'

Netanyahu is already facing trial for bribery, fraud and breach of trust. So with protesters rallying against lockdown restrictions, Mrs. ...

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Israelis defy emergency restrictions to protest government

Israelis took to the streets again to protest Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, defying a restriction on protests amid a coronavirus-related state of emergency.

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Israelis protest Netanyahu despite emergency regulations

Critics say restrictions on demonstrations are geared at silencing protests against Netanyahu rather than controlling the spread of Covid-19.

Abdelkader Cheref

Normalisation with Israel: The view from the Arab Maghreb

In-depth: Despite UAE-Bahrain's normalisation agreement with Israel, and their unofficial relations with Tel Aviv, North African countries are ...

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Kuwait faces Saudi, Emirati pressure to normalise with Israel

As speculation swirls over which Arab country will formalise ties with Israel next, Saudi and Emirati pressure is reportedly pushing Kuwait to ...

Palestine: A history punctuated by the intifadas

Maher al-Charif

Palestine: A history punctuated by the intifadas

Comment: To mark 20 years since the Second Intifada, Maher al-Charif takes a look back at the 1940 general strike and armed rebellion, and the ...

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Israel minister says virus lockdown won't end soon

Israel imposed its second lockdown on September 18 after the coronavirus infection rate soared. It was originally scheduled to end on October 10.

Israelis protest against Netanyahu despite coronavirus lockdown

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Israelis protest against Netanyahu despite coronavirus lockdown

Israelis are demanding the resignation of PM Benjamin Netanyahu, and flouted covid-19 lockdown rules to get their point across.

Israel to hold talks with Lebanon on sea border

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Israel to hold talks with Lebanon on sea border

Lebanese, Israeli and US representatives are likely to attend a video conference to discuss the maritime dispute.

Israel restricts outgoing flights to bolster coronavirus lockdown

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Israel restricts outgoing flights to bolster coronavirus lockdown

Israel's decision to restrict flights come as the country imposes another lockdown in an effort to control the spread of covid-19.

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