Leaders of Israel and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) have announced an agreement to normalize relations between the two countries.
The Israeli government has recently come under pressure for its handling of the COVID-19 epidemic, as it faces a second wave of infections leading to mandatory restrictions.
The economic and political outlook in Lebanon continues to worsen as government policies and assurances fall short of the demands of the people protesting in the streets as well as of the global financial markets.
On June 12, UAE ambassador to the United States Yousef Al Otaiba authored an op-ed warning the Israeli government against moving forward with its annexation plans, while offering the possibility of a normalization of ties between Israel and its Arab neighbor
More than fifty years since the end of the 1967 war and the Israeli occupation of the Palestinian territories, the prospects for a peace deal between the Palestinians and Israel seem as remote as ever.
The ongoing civil protests in the United States have drawn the attention of observers and commentators abroad, including in the Middle East, many of whom have expressed dismay at the US government’s heavy-handed response.
As the new Israeli government is sworn in, the government’s annexation plans continue to remain a subject of discussion and debate within Israel and abroad.
The objective of the Israeli government regarding the annexation of territory in the West Bank has never been in doubt. Emboldened by the US president’s tacit approval as outlined in the US government’s ‘Deal of the Century’, Mr. Netanyahu has decided to speed up the annexation process.
The suspension of Senator Bernie Sanders’s campaign has all but assured that former Vice President Joe Biden will be the Democratic Party’s nominee for US president, facing Donald Trump in the November general elections.
Cut off from the rest of the region and the world for more than a decade, Palestinians in the Gaza Strip could have counted the absence of any Covid-19 cases in the territory as one of the unintended ‘blessings’ associated with the siege.