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Israel, Gulf states to join arms following Biden's visit?

The Saudis and Bahrain have voiced interested in Israel's advanced air defense systems and are looking for US security guarantees.

Israel, Gulf states to join arms following Biden's visit?player

Officials in Israel believe: Israelis could be under threat in Gulf states as well

Defense establishment concerned that Iran's efforts to carry out an attack against Israelis in Turkey will spill over to other countries.

Israelis could be under threat in Gulf states as well

Pompeo: Biden administration not doing enough to build on Abraham Accords

Former Secretary of State says Biden administration is not taking “actual steps” to build relationships with Gulf nations.

'Biden not doing enough to build on Abraham Accords'

Are Saudi Arabia and Israel headed for diplomatic breakthrough?

The Saudis have so far held out in formalizing ties with the Jewish State, citing a lack of progress on the 'Palestinian' issue.

Are Saudi Arabia and Israel headed for diplomatic breakthrough?player

Talks with Saudis reportedly underway but can Biden be trusted?

A Saudi adviser says it will take a lot to repair the damage caused by the US administration in its relationship with the Gulf states.

Talks with Saudis reportedly underway but can Biden be trusted?player

1st communal matzah baking in Gulf Jewish communities

Association of Gulf Jewish Communities to bring 775 pounds of matzah to Gulf Jewish communities for this Passover.

1st communal matzah baking in Gulf Jewish communities

Report: US looking to Israel, Gulf to replace Chinese drug production

Congress formulates outline to establish drug production system in Middle East as alternative to Chinese drug production.

US looking to Israel, Gulf to replace Chinese drug production

First Jewish wedding held in Bahrain in 52 years

Association of Gulf Jewish communities facilitates ceremony as it continues to build Jewish life in the GCC.

First Jewish wedding held in Bahrain in 52 years

Iran's new President invited to regional summit in Baghdad

Iraq invites Ebrahim Raisi to regional summit. Turkey's President and Saudi Arabia's King have also been invited.

Iran's new President invited to regional summit in Baghdad

Israel to open economic attaché office in Abu Dhabi

The office will aim to attract foreign investment and boost economic relations with Gulf states and the broader Arab world.

Israel to open economic attaché office in Abu Dhabi

Watch: Gulf state ambassadors join Jewish communities for historic event

Ambassadors from three countries hold first joint Lag Ba'omer/ Iftar celebration with Jewish communities in the Gulf.

Watch historic event: Gulf ambassadors join Jewish communitiesplayer

In historic first, Jewish communities commemorate Yom Hashoah in the Gulf

Young Muslims to participate in programming, visit Yad Vashem, and share their experiences learning about the Holocaust.

Historic first: Gulf Jewish communities commemorate Yom Hashoah

Gulf Jewish communities plan extensive Passover programming

In a record, 650 pounds of matzah are shipped to Gulf communities.

Gulf Jewish communities plan extensive Passover programming

Netanyahu cites economic success, close ties with Biden

PM Netanyahu says he's the only one capable of leading Israel, mentions previous economic successes, deals with Gulf states, fight on Iran.

Netanyahu cites economic success, close ties with Bidenplayer

Watch live: Gulf Jews celebrate Purim together, for the first time

In first, Jews in six Gulf countries celebrate Purim together in virtual event - streamed live in Arutz Sheva.

Watch: Gulf Jews celebrate Purim together, for the first timeplayer

'Back to the Future?' How will Pres. Biden influence the region?

While some regional leaders believe 'not much will change' under Biden admin, Israel & Gulf states fearful of return to Iran Deal.

'Back to the Future?' How will Pres. Biden influence the region?player

Between a rock and a hard place: The mullahs revenge for the assassination of Fakhri Zadeh

The mullahs are trapped between options for revenge, all of them bad. And an Arab media lobby pushes conflict with the Gulf States. Op-ed.

Reading into the assassination of Fakhri Zadeh: It's not over

Joe Biden and Iran’s mullahs’ nuclear program

I want to emphasize: The US position on the Iran nuclear deal must not be an arena for fights between Democrats and Republicans.Op-ed.

Joe Biden and Iran’s mullahs’ nuclear program

Iran with a message of peace?

Iranian Foreign Minister calls for dialogue with Iran's neighbors following US election. "Only together can we build a better future."

Iran with a message of peace?

Gulf Arab nations call for extension of UN's arms embargo on Iran

Gulf Cooperation Council sends letter to UN Security Council backing extension of Iran arms embargo.

Gulf Arab nations call for extension of Iran arms embargo

Report: Arab leaders won't oppose Israeli sovereignty

Arab world indifferent to possibility of Israeli sovereignty, won't take steps to oppose it, report says.

Report: Arab leaders won't oppose sovereignty

Report: Gulf states warned Trump against sovereignty

Gulf states reportedly told the White House that support for Israeli sovereignty would harm efforts for rapprochement with Israel.

Report: Gulf states warned Trump against sovereignty

Covid-19 in the Middle East: Iraq, Syria, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Lebanon and the PA

Assessment of the various Middle Eastern countries' responses to the corona pandemic, and the diplomatic and defense implications. Opinion.

Covid-19 in the Middle East: Iraq, Syria, Jordan, Saudi Arabia

US, Gulf allies sanction Iran and Hezbollah

Foreign Minister Yisrael Katz welcomes sanctions on IRGC and Hezbollah: The right way to fight Iranian aggression.

US, Gulf allies sanction Iran and Hezbollah

Israel to attend maritime security meeting in Bahrain

Official Israeli delegation to attend US-led meeting in Bahrain to discuss countering Iranian threats against shipping routes in the Gulf.

Israel to attend maritime security meeting in Bahrain

'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.

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

Hezbollah blames Gulf states for Netanyahu's sovereignty pledge

Hezbollah claims that steps towards closer Gulf-Israeli ties embolden Netanyahu against the Palestinians.

Hezbollah blames Gulf states for Netanyahu's sovereignty pledge

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?

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

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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.

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

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.

Qatar: We won't fuel a war with Iran

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.

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

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.

Trump calls for diplomatic resolution to Qatar crisis

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.

Qatar to return its ambassador to Iran

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.

Arab countries add to Qatar-related blacklist

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.

U.S., Qatar sign agreement on fighting terror

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.

Countries boycotting Qatar rescind their demands

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.

Erdogan: The demands placed on Qatar are unacceptable

Qatar responds to Gulf states' demands

Qatar responds to list of demands from countries that severed ties with it.

Qatar responds to Gulf states' demands

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.

Saudi Arabia and four allies extend deadline for Qatar