Additional reflections on the UAE deal

‘Another country could make deal’ with Tel Aviv in coming days: Jared Kushner

'Another country could make deal’ with Tel Aviv in coming days: Jared Kushner

The United States has mediated a peace deal that will see Israel and the UAE fully normalize relations and establish diplomatic ties, according to a joint statement. Israel will also suspend plans to declare sovereignty over Palestinian territories.

There is a good chance that another country could make a deal with Israel in the coming days, senior adviser to the US president Jared Kushner said in a statement.

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Israel’s Imminent Security Challenges

In recent weeks tensions along Israel’s northern front have erupted on several locations – steeply exacerbating the prospects for wider escalation.

Are we on the brink of war despite widespread domestic unrest in all the member-states involved?
– Jonathan Hessen, Host.
– Amir Oren, Analyst.
– Brigadier General (Res.) Yossi Kuperwasser – Project Director on Middle East Developments, Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs.
– Dr. Nir Boms, Research Fellow, Moshe Dayan Center at Tel Aviv University.


UAE-Israel Peace deal – reflections

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President Trump has announced what he calls a “huge” and “historic peace agreement” between Israel and the United Arab Emirates. Besides a normalization of relations, the two countries also agreed to work toward a “just, comprehensive and enduring resolution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.” What is the significance of this and are deals like this the way to “Middle East peace”? Ian Bremmer, president of Eurasia and GZERO Media, and Dr. Nir Boms, a research fellow at Tel Aviv University, weigh in on what this can mean for the region and the world.


Gulf Reaction to Israeli Annexation Plans


U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo (l) speaks with the Emirati Ambassador to the U.S. Yousef Al Otaiba at the NYU Abu Dhabi campus in Abu Dhabi, Jan. 13, 2019. (ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS/AFP VIA GETTY IMAGES)

By Stasa Salacanin

THE ISRAELI PRIME MINSTER’S plan to effectively annex parts of the occupied West Bank has created a major uproar in the international community and media. While almost the entire world strongly opposes Israeli unilateral actions, which will have severe security ramifications possibly leading to a new intifada, the reaction of the Gulf Arab states remains a great puzzle.

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