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Aug 13 2020
Israel struck an agreement with the United Arab Emirates on Thursday to establish “full normalization of relations” even as it forgoes for now plans to annex occupied West Bank territory in order to focus on improving its ties with the rest of the Arab world.
In a surprise statement issued by the White House, President Trump said he brokered a deal that will lead to Israel and the U.A.ENew York Times (News)
Mar 04 2018
Special counsel Robert Mueller’s team is now purportedly looking into whether the United Arab Emirates, with perhaps help from a top adviser, tried to gain political influence by putting money into Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign -- a tack that would indicate Mueller’s investigation continues to expand beyond whether campaign officials colluded with Russia.Fox News (Online News)
Jul 21 2021
Thomas J. Barrack, a billionaire businessman and longtime friend to former president Donald Trump, was arrested Tuesday in California and charged with violating foreign lobbying laws, obstructing justice and making false statements, officials said.
He and two other defendants are accused of acting and conspiring to act as agents of the United Arab Emirates between April 2016 and AprilWashington Post
Feb 06 2024
Soon after his country began bombing Yemen in 2015, the de facto ruler of the United Arab Emirates confidentially reached out to an old friend: retired Marine Gen. Jim Mattis.
Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed al-Nahyan, who also served as the deputy supreme commander of the Emirati military, needed help. The UAE was part of a coalition of Arab countries that had intervened in Yemen’s civil warWashington Post
Jan 09 2024
U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken told Israeli leaders on Tuesday the Jewish state's Arab neighbors may yet accept Israel if they can establish a viable Palestinian state. Blinken visited Tel Aviv as part of a diplomatic mission in the Middle East to prevent war in Gaza from spreading into a regional conflict — his fourth such trip since the war started in October. The top U.S. diplomatFox News (Online News)
Feb 08 2024
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden is sending senior aides to Michigan on Thursday to meet with Arab American and Muslim leaders, according to three people familiar with the matter, as his administration’s handling of the Israel-Hamas war frustrates members of a key constituency in a 2024 battleground state. Some community leaders invited to the meeting said they welcome the opportunity toWLNS
Oct 18 2023
Israel's Arab allies have blamed it for a blast that killed at least 200 people at a Gaza hospital compound, despite denials from the Israeli army. The United Arab Emirates and Bahrain, which both established ties with Israel in the Abraham Accords of 2020, condemned the "Israeli" attack which came as Israel lays siege to Gaza. "The United Arab Emirates strongly condemns the Israeli attack...Barron's
Feb 02 2024
US president seeking re-election likely to have a hard time winning key state because of his support for Israel.] A visit by United States President Joe Biden to Michigan has exposed a growing divide with the considerable Arab-American community in the key swing state ahead of November’s general election. Biden sat down with members of the United Auto Workers union on Thursday after theyAl Jazeera