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Bahrain Trade Delegation To Visit Israel Next Week


Bahraini Minister of Industry, Commerce and Tourism Zayed R. Alzayani is set to visit Israel next week, the Foreign Ministry confirmed on Sunday.

Alzayani will be accompanied by a 40-person trade delegation, the first-ever from his country to Israel, meant to encourage Israeli investments in Bahrain.

The minister is expected to…

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Report: 19 Iran-Backed Militants Killed In Syria

Airstrikes allegedly killed at least 19 pro-Iran militia fighters in war-torn eastern Syria, a monitor reported on Thursday, attributing the attack to the Israel Air Force.
The strikes, carried out early on Thursday, targeted the positions of Iran-backed militias outside the town of Albu Kamal in Deir Ezzor province, killing “mostly…

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Netanyahu Welcomes First Commercial Flight From Dubai to Tel Aviv


Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu welcomed the first commercial flight from Dubai to Tel Aviv at Ben-Gurion International Airport on Thursday.

Speaking during the ceremony, Netanyahu said the flight “opens the way for dozens of flights a week to Dubai, to the UAE, to Bahrain and to the east.”

In combination with a visa…

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First Israeli Business Delegation Travels To Bahrain


Bank Hapoalim CEO Dov Kotler led a business delegation to Bahrain on Tuesday, marking the first Israeli business group to visit the country since peace was announced last month.

The trip was overseen by Aryeh Lightstone, senior adviser to US Ambassador to Israel David Friedman. Other members of the delegation included Harel…

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Report: West Bank Car-Ramming Attack Thwarted By Israeli Security Forces

Israeli Border Police forces shot at a driver who attempted to ram his vehicle into security personnel in A’Zaim crossing in the West Bank near Ma’ale Adumim, Hebrew media reported on Wednesday.
It was yet unclear what the condition of the assailant was, but several outlets reported the suspect had been “neutralized.”
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Monitor: 8 Pro-Iranian Fighters Killed In Syria By Israeli Airstrikes

Syrian media report two targets hit in suburbs of Damascus and south of Quneitra

At least eight pro-Iranian militiamen were killed in the Israeli attack carried out in Syria overnight Tuesday, a war monitor group reported Wednesday.
The nationalities of the combatants were not immediately known, according to the British-based…

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Senior State Dept. Official Says Saudis Enthusiastic About Israel Ties


Many Saudis are looking forward to normalization with Israel, US Assistant Secretary of State for Political-Military Affairs R. Clarke Cooper said in Jerusalem on Monday.

Cooper accompanied Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to Saudi Arabia on the weekend and said “the interest in the pursuit of normalization with the State of Israel…

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Survey: Israel Ranked Top Country For Women Entrepreneurs

The report notes that Israel is ‘a prime example in terms of gender support with rapid… results’

Israel is being ranked the top country in the world for women entrepreneurs by credit giant Mastercard’s new annual Index of Women Entrepreneurs, The Jerusalem Post reported on Monday.
The MIWE report notes that Israel is “a prime…

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Netanyahu To Visit Bahrain ‘Soon’ As Crown Prince Salman’s Guest


Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced on Tuesday that he had accepted an invitation from Bahraini Crown Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa to visit the Gulf state.  No date was set for the visit, with the Israeli premier saying only that it would be “soon.”

The two leaders held their second-ever talks on Monday,…

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In Threat To Iran, US Sends Heavy Bombers To Middle East Via Israel


The United States this week rapidly deployed several heavy bombers to the Middle East this week in an apparent threat to Iran.

US Central Command said the planes were sent into the region “to deter aggression and reassure US partners and allies.”

In a highly irregular move, the B-52H Stratofortress planes were seen flying…

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First Israeli Delegation Lands in Sudan Since Normalization

Sudan was the third Arab country this year to announce a deal with the Jewish state

Israel on Monday sent a delegation to Sudan, its first since last month’s announcement of normalization of relations between the two countries, a senior Israeli official said.
For days there have been rumors in Jerusalem that a delegation would…

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COLUMN: Georgia Needs a Pro-Israel Senator


Over the next two months the Peach State will be the epicenter of the political world. Our mailboxes, inboxes and airwaves are going to be inundated with messages cooked up in Washington that will try to re-shape what Georgia voters believe about the candidates running for our two seats in the US Senate. For the Rev. Raphael Warnock,…

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Cabinet Approves Visa-Free Travel From UAE


The cabinet voted in favor of a visa-free agreement with the United Arab Emirates on Sunday, a deal that would allow Israelis and Emiratis to travel between the countries without the need for a visa.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu pointed out that this was the first time Israel has ever signed such an agreement with an Arab…

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Saudi Diplomat Says Nobody ‘Naive’ Enough To Go Back To Old Iran Deal

Saudi UN envoy calls for new deal that would include Riyadh and stretch beyond Iran’s nuclear program

Abdallah Al-Mouallimi, Saudi Arabia’s UN envoy, said Sunday that nobody can be “naïve” enough to re-enter the old Iranian nuclear deal.

In his interview with Fox News, the diplomat asserted that the world had already witnessed the deal’s…

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Israel’s Netanyahu, Saudi Crown Prince Reportedly Hold First Known Meeting


Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met Saudi Arabia’s crown prince in the kingdom on Sunday, according to two Saudi government advisers, in their first known meeting and amid a U.S. push to normalize ties between the longtime foes. Saudi officials have denied the meeting took place.

Mr. Netanyahu made the secret trip on…

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IDF Strikes Syrian Army Targets Near Border After Munitions Fired at Israel

Israeli attack helicopters on Friday night struck several military targets in southern Syria belonging to the Syrian military, in response to munitions fired at Israel earlier in the day, the Israel Defense Forces said.

Targets included “observation positions and intelligence-gathering tools inside Syrian posts,” the military said.

Syrian state…

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Russia Taking Over Golan Heights in Syria to Israel’s North – Report

The Russians have been steadily gaining control over the Syrian Golan Heights region in recent weeks, establishing their own strong militia in the area, Hebrew-language outlet N12 reported Friday.

Dubbed “The Huran Army,” the biblical name of the region, the militia is headed by a local rebel commander, Ahmed al-Ouda, who fought against Syria’s…

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First Arab Space Mission To Mars Launches From Japan

The Emirati probe “Al-Amal” (Hope) is the first Arab space mission to the planet Mars

The first Arab space mission to Mars, an unmanned probe dubbed Hope blasted off from Japan on Monday, in a bid to reveal more about the atmosphere of the Red Planet.
The Japanese rocket carrying the probe developed by the United Arab Emirates (UAE) lifted off…