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Donald Trump's Middle Eastern policy has emboldened many Gulf Arab monarchies.

According to reports, the Israeli Prime Minister is set to make his first official trips to the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain next week.

Israeli delegation in Bahrain to start diplomatic, commercial relations

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Israeli delegation in Bahrain to start diplomatic, commercial relations

Senior Israeli delegates are due to meet with Bahraini and American officials to sign diplomatic and commercial deals with the gulf state.

US-Israeli delegation to visit Bahrain - report

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US-Israeli delegation to visit Bahrain - report

A joint US-Israeli delegation could visit Bahrain next week to get the process of normalising relations between Israel and Bahrain started, the ...

Israel rejects US F-35 sale to Qatar, citing QME

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Israel rejects US F-35 sale to Qatar, citing QME

'Security and our superiority in the region are the most significant things,' Israel's intelligence minister said following Qatar's request for ...

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Trump, Kushner gave pass for Khashoggi murder: ex-CIA chief

Former CIA chief John Brennan also described Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman as a 'quintessential authoritarian leader.'

Marc Owen Jones

Jamal Khashoggi's legacy: A vision worth defending

Comment: Jamal Khashoggi had a vision of freedom and democracy in the Arab region. The need to fight for it is now greater than ever, writes ...

Giorgio Cafiero

Qatar boldly defends Arab Peace Initiative at UN

Comment: Qatar has reiterated its steadfast commitment to the Arab Peace Initiative, despite Washington's push for normalisation, writes Giorgio ...

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Ex-Saudi intelligence chief criticises Trump's treatment of Palestinians

Prince Turki Al-Faisal, Saudi Arabia's former intelligence chief, has criticised President Donald Trump for his sidelining of the Palestinians ...

The Hundred Years' War on Palestine

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The Hundred Years' War on Palestine

Book Club: Rashid Khalidi's masterful book traces a hundred years of colonial war against Palestinians, waged first by the Zionist movement and ...

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Saudi king and heir at 'loggerheads' over Israel normalisation

A recent report sheds light on a rift between Saudi Arabia’s royal father-son duo, who are deeply divided over whether the Kingdom should forge ...

Five Arab League countries in talks with Israel revealed

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Five Arab League countries in talks with Israel revealed

US President Donald Trump has said US-brokered normalisation deals are close between Israel and 'five or six' other Arab countries.

Friedman's 'Mrs Israel, Mr Emirates affair' analogy sparks mockery

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Friedman's 'Mrs Israel, Mr Emirates affair' analogy sparks mockery

Thomas Friedman's latest take on Middle Eastern affairs has not gone down well.

Kanye West praises <em>Jared</em> <em>Kushner</em> for Israel normalisation agreements

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Kanye West praises Jared Kushner for Israel normalisation agreements

The infamous rapper and fashion mogul applauded the president's son-in-law after the US brokered normalisation agreements between Israel and ...

Trump has 'no problem' selling planes to UAE

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Trump has 'no problem' selling planes to UAE

Trump, who will oversee the signing of a deal normalising relations between Israel and the UAE later Tuesday, said the sale would mean ...

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Israel blockading Gaza Strip 'with UAE help': Aljazeera investigation

The UAE has been helping Israel to tighten its siege on Gaza by supporting them through the Bernice military base in Egypt, according to a new investigation by Al Jazeera.

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Netanyahu showed Trump fake video of Abbas supporting child-murder

A new book by veteran US journalist Bob Woodward says that Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu showed Trump a doctored video of Palestinian ...

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No peace without justice for Palestinians, Amnesty International says

No peace agreements can bring lasting peace to Palestinians under Israeli occupation without justice and compensation, Amnesty said on Friday, ...

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Palestinians condemn Israel-Bahrain normalisation agreement

Rival factions Hamas and the Palestinian Authority have slammed the agreement as a 'stab in the back'.

Bahrain to recognise Israel in latest normalisation pact

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Bahrain to recognise Israel in latest normalisation pact

Bahrain will be the fourth Arab state to normalise relations with Israel following Egypt (1979), Jordan (1994) and the UAE (2020).

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Trump hints at Saudi participation in UAE-Israel deal

While President Trump did not explicitly name the country, he suggested Saudi Arabia may eventually follow the UAE in normalising relations with ...

Saudi Arabia 'agreed to open airspace to Israeli flights'

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Saudi Arabia 'agreed to open airspace to Israeli flights'

Senior Trump adviser Jared Kushner added that Bahrain also agreed to a similar move after Saudi Arabia

Bahrain to normalise relations with Israel 'within a month'

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Bahrain to normalise relations with Israel 'within a month'

Bahrain will normalise relations with Israel within a month as Mossad carries out 'intense' communications with Manama.

Bahrain opens airspace to Israeli planes: state media

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Bahrain opens airspace to Israeli planes: state media

Bahrain's decision to allow overflights marks a sign of cooperation with the Jewish state.

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