Last week’s signing at the White House of the so-called “Abraham Accords” by Bahrain, the UAE and Israel has elicited a number of responses from regional observers and editorials.
Israeli Palestinian Conflict
With less than two months to go before the US presidential elections, regional observers and editorials have begun opining on the electoral chances of the respective presidential candidates, as well as, more importantly, on the consequences for the region of
Israel and Hamas spent much of last month in a tit-for-tat cycle of violence that ended just as quickly as it started.
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.
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.
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.
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.