Israel warns citizens they could be targeted by Iran, as outbound tourism renews

NSC advises caution following bombing at New Delhi embassy, names recent Gulf partners UAE and Bahrain among countries risky for Israelis The National Security Council issued a travel advisory Monday, warning that Iran may still try to attack Israelis overseas, amid increased international travel following…

Israeli Embassy to UAE celebrates first Passover seder

Ambassador Eitan Na’eh tweets a rather straightforward answer to the age-old Passover question: ‘What is different this night?’ The Israeli Embassy to the United Arab Emirates held its first Passover seder Saturday night, and Ambassador Eitan Na’eh proudly shared a moment from the festive evening…

Israel stayed away from UAE arms fair ‘for fear Iran would target its delegates’

While COVID was cited as official reason for cancelation in this week’s Abu Dhabi event, TV says decision was taken by security establishment Israel canceled its participation in this week’s Abu Dhabi arms fair because of fears that its delegates would be targeted for assassination…

Suspected gang boss, 33, is extradited from the UAE on drugs and guns charges three years after he left Britain for Dubai

Assistant Chief Constable Matt Burton, from Cheshire Constabulary, said: ‘We would like to take this opportunity to thank the UAE authorities, and all those involved, for their hard work and commitment to bring Cullen back to the UK.’ Deputy Director Tom Dowdall, head of NCA…

UAE’s first ambassador to Israel sworn in by Emirati PM

Unclear when Muhammad Mahmoud Al Khajah will arrive in the Jewish state to take up his post United Arab Emirates Prime Minister Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum on Sunday swore in his country’s first ambassador to the State of Israel, Mohammad Mahmoud Al Khajah. It…

Iranian agents scouted Israeli, US, UAE embassies in East Africa for attack — TV

Attempted strike to avenge deaths of Iranian general, nuclear scientist was thwarted last month, Kan News claims, citing Western intelligence sources Several Iranian agents who scouted out the Israeli, American, and Emirati embassies in an unnamed East African country in preparation for a potential attack…

UAE ambassador: ‘Abraham Accords were about preventing annexation’

Envoy also confirms Netanyahu trip to Abu Dhabi next week, says bad blood between Emiratis and Palestinians can be overcome with show of good faith from Ramallah The United Arab Emirates ambassador to the US said Monday that the normalization agreement his country signed with…

UAE to offer citizenship to select expats in rare move for Gulf

Dubai (AFP) The UAE announced Saturday it is opening a path to citizenship for select foreigners, in a rare move for the Gulf where the status and its welfare benefits are jealously guarded. Dubai ruler and United Arab Emirates (UAE) Prime Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin…

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Dubai says trade with Israel has topped $270 million since normalization

‘Expansion of trade and investment will benefit not only business communities in the UAE and Israel, but also in the [wider] Middle East,’ official says Since Israel and the United Arab Emirates normalized ties in September, trade between the Jewish state and Dubai has reached…

US suspends $23 billion sale of F-35s to UAE that followed Abraham Accords

Washington reviewing foreign arms sales made by Trump administration, including deal reached as part of Israel normalization, as well as accord with Saudi Arabia WASHINGTON — The Biden administration has put a temporary hold on several major foreign arms sales initiated by former US president…