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Netanyahu cites economic success, close ties with Biden

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.i24NEWS, 09/03/2021 21:02
Watch live: Gulf Jews celebrate Purim together, for the first time

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.Arutz Sheva Staff, 25/02/2021 18:30
'Back to the Future?' How will Pres. Biden influence the region?

'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.i24NEWS, 14/01/2021 17:38
Between a rock and a hard place: The mullahs revenge for the assassination of Fakhri Zadeh

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.Dr. Salem AlKetbi , 16/12/2020 10:00
Joe Biden and Iran’s mullahs’ nuclear program

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.Dr. Salem Al Ketbi , 29/11/2020 23:59
Iran with a message of peace?

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."Elad Benari, 09/11/2020 02:02
Gulf Arab nations call for extension of UN's arms embargo on Iran

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.Elad Benari, 10/08/2020 05:42
Report: Arab leaders won't oppose Israeli sovereignty

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.Arutz Sheva Staff, 06/07/2020 09:14
Report: Gulf states warned Trump against 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.Arutz Sheva Staff, 14/06/2020 05:57
Covid-19 in the Middle East: Iraq, Syria, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Lebanon and the PA

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.Fellows of the JISS, 12/05/2020 09:01
US, Gulf allies sanction Iran and Hezbollah

US, Gulf allies sanction Iran and Hezbollah

Foreign Minister Yisrael Katz welcomes sanctions on IRGC and Hezbollah: The right way to fight Iranian aggression.Elad Benari, 31/10/2019 02:05
Israel to attend maritime security meeting in Bahrain

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.Ben Ariel, 20/10/2019 04:38
'We are seeking non-aggression pacts with Arab states'

'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, 06/10/2019 08:59
Hezbollah blames Gulf states for Netanyahu's sovereignty pledge

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, 12/09/2019 06:35
Israel's growing ties with the Gulf States: Why Now?

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, 28/11/2018 18:48
Guardian of the Gulf

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 17:59
Report: U.S. to ask Gulf states to invest in Gaza economy

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, 18/06/2018 06:05
Qatar: We won't fuel a war with Iran

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, 04/06/2018 05:35
Kuwaiti writer: There is no 'Palestine' and no occupation

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, 23/11/2017 12:50
Trump calls for diplomatic resolution to Qatar crisis

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, 31/08/2017 06:05
Qatar to return its ambassador to Iran

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, 24/08/2017 04:38
Arab countries add to Qatar-related blacklist

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, 25/07/2017 05:13
U.S., Qatar sign agreement on fighting terror

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, 12/07/2017 04:13
Countries boycotting Qatar rescind their demands

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, 07/07/2017 04:13
Erdogan: The demands placed on Qatar are unacceptable

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, 06/07/2017 04:12
Qatar responds to Gulf states' demands

Qatar responds to Gulf states' demands

Qatar responds to list of demands from countries that severed ties with it.Ben Ariel, 04/07/2017 05:38
Saudi Arabia and four allies extend deadline for Qatar

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, 03/07/2017 03:06
Senator blocks arms sales to Gulf States

Senator blocks arms sales to Gulf States

Bob Corker announces he will block arms sales to Gulf states over crisis with Qatar.Elad Benari, 27/06/2017 04:39
Rouhani blasts blockade on Qatar

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, 26/06/2017 05:05
Qatar: Neighboring countries hacked our news agency

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, 21/06/2017 04:33
Qatari FM: Willing to talk with Gulf states, but...

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, 20/06/2017 06:07
Are Israel and Saudi Arabia getting closer?

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, 18/06/2017 06:13
Qatar: The sanctions against us are illegal

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, 13/06/2017 06:34
Bahrain to freeze accounts of Qataris

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, 12/06/2017 05:06
Qatari FM: Hamas is not a terror organization

Qatari FM: Hamas is not a terror organization

Qatari Foreign Minister insists Hamas is a legitimate movement and not a terrorist organization.Dalit Halevi, 11/06/2017 05:37
Erdogan: Qatar doesn't sponsor terrorism

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, 10/06/2017 02:12
Trump to Qatar: Stop funding terror

Trump to Qatar: Stop funding terror

President Trump says Qatar has funded terror "at a very high level."Elad Benari, Canada, 09/06/2017 22:40
Did Russian 'fake news' cause Gulf crisis?

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, 07/06/2017 04:37
Kuwait calls on Qatar to exercise 'self-restraint'

Kuwait calls on Qatar to exercise 'self-restraint'

Kuwait's ruler aims to ease tensions between Qatar and other regional nations.Elad Benari, 06/06/2017 05:13
'Two-state solution is not on the agenda'

'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, 20/02/2017 05:14
British PM: Iran deal is 'vitally important'

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, 08/12/2016 06:44
Report: Arabs willing to change peace initiative

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, 21/05/2016 01:01
'Gulf states want good relations with Israel'

'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, 19/04/2016 06:44
Jordan recalls its ambassador to Iran

Jordan recalls its ambassador to Iran

Citing Iranian interference in the 'internal affairs of neighboring countries,' Amman pulls ambassador.Gil Ronen, 18/04/2016 16:36
Congress to EU: Declare Hezbollah a terror group

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, 10/03/2016 19:31
Nasrallah: Relations with Israel will fail

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, 07/03/2016 06:12
Hezbollah blasts GCC blacklist as 'irresponsible'

Hezbollah blasts GCC blacklist as 'irresponsible'

Hezbollah blasts decision by Gulf monarchies to classify it as a "terror" organization.Ben Ariel, 04/03/2016 04:46
Iran rages at Gulf states for outlawing Hezbollah

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, 03/03/2016 16:14
Gulf states declare Hezbollah a terrorist group

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, 02/03/2016 12:08
Gulf States spike arms imports by 200%

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, 23/02/2016 22:51
Ya'alon taken to task by Saudi prince

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, 15/02/2016 06:15
There is a partner

There is a partner

There is an alternative to establishing another failed state in the Middle East.Dr. Mordechai Kedar, 05/12/2015 20:23
Gulf States in Talks to Buy Iron Dome from Israel

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, 14/10/2015 09:24
Kerry to Stress Commitment to Israel to Congress

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, 02/09/2015 06:44
Kerry Receives Backing from Gulf States on Iran

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, 04/08/2015 03:16
Kerry Arrives in Qatar to Discuss Iran Deal

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, 03/08/2015 05:43
Obama Says Gulf Leaders Agree with Him On Iran

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, 15/05/2015 05:43