Are Israel and Saudi Arabia getting closer?

British newspaper reports that Israel and Saudi Arabia are in talks to establish formal economic ties.Nitsan Keidar, 6/18/2017, 6:13 AM

Qatar: The sanctions against us are illegal

Qatar's Foreign Minister denounces the sanctions imposed against his country by Saudi Arabia and its allies.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/13/2017, 6:34 AM

Bahrain to freeze accounts of Qataris

Bahrain's central bank orders local banks to freeze assets and bank accounts of blacklisted Qatar-linked individuals and entities.Elad Benari, 6/12/2017, 5:06 AM

Qatari FM: Hamas is not a terror organization

Qatari Foreign Minister insists Hamas is a legitimate movement and not a terrorist organization.Dalit Halevi, 6/11/2017, 5:37 AM

Erdogan: Qatar doesn't sponsor terrorism

Turkish President insists he has never known Qatar to support terror organizations, urges Saudi Arabia to restore ties.Ben Ariel, Canada, 6/10/2017, 2:12 AM

Trump to Qatar: Stop funding terror

President Trump says Qatar has funded terror "at a very high level."Elad Benari, Canada, 6/9/2017, 10:40 PM

Did Russian 'fake news' cause Gulf crisis?

American officials believe Russian hackers breached Qatar's state news agency, contributing to crisis among Gulf states.Elad Benari, 6/7/2017, 4:37 AM

Kuwait calls on Qatar to exercise 'self-restraint'

Kuwait's ruler aims to ease tensions between Qatar and other regional nations.Elad Benari, 6/6/2017, 5:13 AM

'Two-state solution is not on the agenda'

Minister Yisrael Katz opposes Liberman's statement that there is no alternative to the two-state solution.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/20/2017, 5:14 AM

British PM: Iran deal is 'vitally important'

British PM Theresa May disagrees with Trump, tells Gulf leaders nuclear agreement with Tehran is “vitally important” for regional security.Ben Ariel, 12/8/2016, 6:44 AM

Report: Arab countries willing to change peace initiative

Saudi Arabia, the Gulf states, Jordan and Egypt reportedly prepared to change their attitude towards Israel in exchange for peace with PA.Ben Ariel, Canada, 5/21/2016, 1:01 AM

Bahraini minister: Gulf states want good relations with Israel

Bahrain’s Foreign Minister says Gulf states want good relations with Iran and Israel, but Iran is more of a threat right now.Ben Ariel, 4/19/2016, 6:44 AM

Jordan recalls its ambassador to Iran

Citing Iranian interference in the 'internal affairs of neighboring countries,' Amman pulls ambassador.Gil Ronen, 4/18/2016, 4:36 PM

Congress urges EU to declare Hezbollah a terror group

Congress members urge EU to do as Gulf states and outlaw both military and political branches of Hezbollah, to actually harm the terrorists.Ari Yashar, 3/10/2016, 7:31 PM

Nasrallah: Arab states who want relations with Israel will fail

Hezbollah leader connects between Gulf state blacklist and normalizing ties with Israel, says most Arabs still view Israel as an enemy.Ben Ariel, 3/7/2016, 6:12 AM

Hezbollah blasts GCC blacklist as 'irresponsible'

Hezbollah blasts decision by Gulf monarchies to classify it as a "terror" organization.Ben Ariel, 3/4/2016, 4:46 AM

Iran rages at Gulf states for outlawing terrorist Hezbollah

Iranian Deputy FM claims Gulf states 'harmed Lebanese security' by banning Iran-proxy terrorists, lauds group's attacks on Israel.Ari Yashar, 3/3/2016, 4:14 PM

Gulf states declare Hezbollah a terrorist organization

Six Gulf nations formally blacklist Lebanese Iran-proxy, in sign of Sunni states grouping against Iran axis.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/2/2016, 12:08 PM

Gulf States spike arms imports by 200%

Report shows Gulf States seriously hiking arms purchases from US since 2011 Arab Spring. Saudis were world's 2nd largest importer.Ari Yashar, 2/23/2016, 10:51 PM

Ya'alon taken to task by Saudi prince at Munich Conference

Israeli Defense Minister and former Saudi intelligence chief argue over Israel's alleged contacts with Gulf states.Ben Ariel, 2/15/2016, 6:15 AM

There is a partner

There is an alternative to establishing another failed state in the Middle East.Dr. Mordechai Kedar, 12/5/2015, 8:23 PM

Gulf States in Talks to Buy Iron Dome from Israel

GCC is set to purchase system via the US so as to defend against growing Iranian threat, in signs of a begrudging defense alliance.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/14/2015, 9:24 AM

Kerry to Stress Commitment to Israel in Letter to Congress

Officials say Kerry will send a letter to Congress members in which he will stress the commitment to Israel and Gulf States.Elad Benari, 9/2/2015, 6:44 AM

Kerry Receives Backing from Gulf States on Iran Deal

Gulf Arab states welcome Iran deal, but say they want further assurances on their own security.Elad Benari, 8/4/2015, 3:16 AM

Kerry Arrives in Qatar to Discuss Iran Deal

Secretary of State John Kerry arrives in Qatar to speak with Arab officials wary of the deal with Iran.Elad Benari, 8/3/2015, 5:43 AM

Obama Says Gulf Leaders Agree with Him On Iran

Obama says leaders of Gulf allies agree that a deal that blocks Iran's pathway to a nuclear weapon would serve everyone's interests.Ben Ariel, 5/15/2015, 5:43 AM

Obama Hails Friendship with Saudi Arabia as King Skips Summit

President Obama hails America's "extraordinary friendship" with Saudi Arabia as he hosts Gulf leaders for talks on Iran.Ben Ariel, 5/14/2015, 4:12 AM

Saudi King to Skip Summit with Obama

King Salman will not attend summit of Persian Gulf leaders with President Obama, will send Crown Prince Mohammed bin Nayef instead.Ben Ariel, 5/11/2015, 3:13 AM

UAE Seeks Written Guarantee from Obama on Iran

UAE ambassador to Washington says Gulf states are seeking "security guarantee" from the United States with respect to Iran.Ben Ariel, 5/8/2015, 6:45 AM

Obama to Discuss Iran Deal with Gulf State Leaders

President Obama to welcome the six leaders of the Gulf Cooperation Council kingdoms for talks on Iran's nuclear program.Ben Ariel, Canada, 4/18/2015, 12:44 AM

Kerry Reportedly to Offer Nuclear Umbrella to Gulf States

In apparent admission of allowing Iran nukes, Arab paper reports Kerry to present Saudis with plan to defend against Iranian nuclear attack.Ari Yashar, 3/5/2015, 10:36 AM

Leading Publisher Apologizes for 'Wiping Israel off the Map'

HarperCollins 'regrets omission' of Israel from its atlases in Arab countries, says product has been withdrawn and destroyed.Ari Soffer, 1/1/2015, 3:58 PM

Iran Outraged After PA Soccer Team Cancels Friendly Match

Palestinian soccer team cancels a match with Iran, causing rumors that the cancellation was instigated by Gulf countries.Ben Ariel, 12/28/2014, 1:31 AM

Qatar Supports Sisi's Egypt Despite Crackdown on Brotherhood

Qatar joins its neighbors in supporting Egypt under President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, despite his crackdown on the Muslim Brotherhood.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/10/2014, 4:45 AM

Gulf States to Return Envoys to Qatar

Saudi, Emirati, and Bahraini envoys to return Qatar, in a reversal of a decision from March.Ben Ariel, 11/17/2014, 12:15 AM

Peres Secretly Addressed 29 Arab State Representatives

Shimon Peres, in livestream to UAE conference, advocates Israel as ally in solving radical Islam, nuclear Iran - to applause.Tova Dvorin, 12/2/2013, 4:26 PM

Dubai: American Detained For Parody Video About Youth Culture

US citizen being held in maximum security prison, with no end in sight, over YouTube parody video about UAE teenagers.Tova Dvorin, 11/28/2013, 12:49 PM

Report: Israel, Gulf States in Secret Talks over Iran

High-profile Israeli and Gulf diplomats held a series of meetings “overseen by Netanyahu.”Arutz Sheva, 10/5/2013, 8:15 PM

Report: Israel Agreed to 'Act With Restraint' Over Syria Attack

A Kuwaiti newspaper reported that Gulf leaders have asked that Israel act “with restraint” if attacked by Syria - and Israel agreedDavid Lev, 8/29/2013, 10:27 AM

Gulf States to Sanction Hizbullah Members

Gulf Cooperation Council to take action against Hizbullah loyalists because of the group's involvement in the Syrian war.Elad Benari, 6/11/2013, 5:45 AM

Gulf States to Consider Measures Against Hizbullah

Gulf States will consider taking measures against Hizbullah if it continues its involvement in Syria’s civil war.Elad Benari, 6/3/2013, 3:42 AM

Report: U.S., Israel Can't Count on Arab Support for Iran Strike

Arab countries want to see Iran contained, but they won't help in the effort, a report saysDavid Lev, 11/1/2012, 12:19 PM

Report: US Helping Gulf States Build Defense Against Iran Attack

Fearing an Iranian attack, the US is helping Gulf countries build a missile defense system, a report Thursday saidDavid Lev, 8/9/2012, 12:51 PM

US Flexes Muscles against Iran in Gulf

Iran will finds its boats “on the bottom of the Gulf” if it tries to mine the Persian Gulf to prevent oil and gas tankers from sailing.Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 7/3/2012, 4:04 PM

Gulf States Close Embassies in Syria

All six Arab Gulf states will close their embassies in Syria in protest of the year-long crackdown on protesters.Elad Benari, 3/16/2012, 5:16 AM

Iran and Gulf States Wave Diplomatic Swords

The Arab world and Iran, a Persian nation, whipped out diplomatic swords Sunday and Monday. Iran: Saudi Arabia is “occupying” Bahrain. Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 4/4/2011, 8:21 PM

Gulf Arab Ministers Try to Buy Quiet With Aid Dollars

The six-member Gulf Cooperation Council has pledged ten million in aid to Bahrain and Oman where protest movements are gaining steam.Gabe Kahn., 3/11/2011, 2:10 PM

US Defying Iran by Arming Arabs

The US is challenging Iran’s aim to dominate the Middle East and is arming Gulf States to deter Tehran from attacking. Sanctions are not imminent. Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 1/31/2010, 1:39 AM

The Mideast Migrant Crisis Requires Mideast Solutions

Where are the Arab states? Noah Beck, 9/7/2015, 12:48 PM