One year since the signing of the Abraham Accords: An evening of special broadcasts on i24NEWS. Today, (Tuesday, at 20.00 Israel time, 22.00 UAE time, 15.00 EST), the main evening broadcasts on i24NEWS will be devoted to summing up the first year of the Abraham Accords. The broadcasts will be anchored by Calev Ben David on the English Channel, Jean-Charles Banoun on the French Channel, and Bashar Zqahyyar on the Arabic Channel.
The special broadcasts will feature panel discussions with analysts and interviews with senior officials from Israel and the Gulf States, among them former Israeli National Security Advisor Meir Ben Shabbat, the Director General of the Government of Dubai Media Office Mona al-Marri, Bahrain Member of Parliament Ali al-Adari, former Bahrain Ambassador to the U.S. Houda Nonoo, former U.S. Ambassador to Israel David Friedman, former U.S. Special Middle East Envoy Jason Greenblatt, former Israeli Ambassador to the U.S. Michael Oren, Former Israeli Ambassador to the U.S Daniel Ayalon, President of UAE-Israel Business Council Abdulla Baqer Baqer, and others.
In addition, i24NEWS has made its first appointment to its Dubai bureau: Bastien Borie has been appointed i24NEWS Dubai correspondent for the English and French channels. i24NEWS received in June a UAE broadcast license and opened an office in Dubai Media City to facilitate live interviews for the channel. Borie has lived in Armenia for the past year, from where he covered the war in Nagorno-Karabakh for several European media outlets. He has also lived in Morocco, Israel and Lebanon, serving as a journalist.
i24NEWS channels are currently available for viewing in the UAE through its two leading content providers: Etisalat and DU. i24NEWS has in recent months singed a host of cooperation agreements with leading media groups in the UAE.