'We are seeking non-aggression pacts with Arab states'

Minister Yisrael Katz says he presented idea for agreements with leaders of the Gulf states at the UN last month, work underway.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/6/2019, 8:59 AM

Hezbollah blames Gulf states for Netanyahu's sovereignty pledge

Hezbollah claims that steps towards closer Gulf-Israeli ties embolden Netanyahu against the Palestinians.Ben Ariel, 9/12/2019, 6:35 AM

Israel's growing ties with the Gulf States: Why Now?

Arab Gulf states approach Israel with only obstacle to formal ties Israeli-Arab conflict. Why sudden change after decades of shunning?i24News, 11/28/2018, 6:48 PM

Guardian of the Gulf

For the Gulf States and the Saudis, a common threat means that Israel is becoming part of the solution instead of playing its old role as the core of the problem. Dr. Mordechai Kedar, 11/11/2018, 5:59 PM

Report: U.S. to ask Gulf states to invest in Gaza economy

Trump administration reportedly trying to convince Gulf monarchies to invest hundreds of millions of dollars in economic projects in Gaza.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/18/2018, 6:05 AM

Qatar: We won't fuel a war with Iran

Qatar’s Defense Minister says his country will not be dragged into any conflict with Iran.Ben Ariel, 6/4/2018, 5:35 AM

Kuwaiti writer: There is no 'Palestine' and no occupation

Kuwaiti writer says Israel is a legitimate sovereign state, calls for alliance with it in order to "annihilate" Hezbollah.Elad Benari, 11/23/2017, 12:50 PM

Trump calls for diplomatic resolution to Qatar crisis

Trump speaks with Saudi King, urges diplomatic resolution to the crisis between Qatar and other Arab states.Elad Benari, 8/31/2017, 6:05 AM

Qatar to return its ambassador to Iran

Amid row with its neighbors, Qatar announces it will return its ambassador to Tehran, more than 20 months after he was recalled.Ben Ariel, 8/24/2017, 4:38 AM

Arab countries add to Qatar-related blacklist

Saudi Arabia, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain add nine entities and nine individuals to blacklist over alleged links to Qatar.Elad Benari, 7/25/2017, 5:13 AM

U.S., Qatar sign agreement on fighting terror

United States and Qatar reach agreement on combating terror funding. Four Arab states that cut ties with Qatar: It's not enough.Elad Benari, 7/12/2017, 4:13 AM

Countries boycotting Qatar rescind their demands

Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Egypt, and Bahrain rescind their 13 demands of Qatar, vow more measures against it.Elad Benari, 7/7/2017, 4:13 AM

Erdogan: The demands placed on Qatar are unacceptable

Turkish President reaffirms support for Qatar, rejects demands made by the countries that cut ties with it.Ben Ariel, 7/6/2017, 4:12 AM

Qatar responds to Gulf states' demands

Qatar responds to list of demands from countries that severed ties with it.Ben Ariel, 7/4/2017, 5:38 AM

Saudi Arabia and four allies extend deadline for Qatar

Saudi Arabia, UAE, Bahrain and Egypt give Qatar 48 more hours to comply with their demands.Elad Benari, 7/3/2017, 3:06 AM

Senator blocks arms sales to Gulf States

Bob Corker announces he will block arms sales to Gulf states over crisis with Qatar.Elad Benari, 6/27/2017, 4:39 AM

Rouhani blasts blockade on Qatar

Iranian President says his country wants to bolster ties with Qatar, criticizes Saudi-led blockade of the emirate.Ben Ariel, 6/26/2017, 5:05 AM

Qatar: Neighboring countries hacked our news agency

Qatar accuses countries that cut ties with it of being behind cyber attack on Doha's state media.Ben Ariel, 6/21/2017, 4:33 AM

Qatari FM: Willing to talk with Gulf states, but...

Qatari Foreign Minister says his country is ready to engage with Gulf states, but they must reverse their sanctions.Elad Benari, 6/20/2017, 6:07 AM

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: Arabs 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

'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 to EU: 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: 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 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 group

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

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 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

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

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 Gulf Nuclear Umbrella

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

Publisher Apologizes for Deleting Israel from Maps

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 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

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 Reps

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 Over Parody Video

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

'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