Israel’s unique relationship with the US benefits from America's passive approach toward Tel Aviv’s aggressive actions.
US President Biden will risk alienating Morocco, a reliable ally, if it reverses the Trump administration's deal.
Some 34 years after first seeking the job, Joe Biden has been sworn in as the 46th US president, bringing to an end the most tumultuous administration of modern times and charting a new course to tackle Covid-19 and unite a splintered nation.
Both sides sign four bilateral deals centering on direct air links, water management, connecting financial systems, and a visa waiver arrangement for diplomats, cementing a controversial Israel-Morocco reset of ties.
Saudi Arabia and Qatar have appeared to get closer to signing a deal to end the Gulf dispute, but the UAE, Bahrain and Egypt still have reservations.
Israeli prime minister welcomes fourth US-brokered deal between Israel and an Arab country but Palestinians worry it will increase Israel's settlement expansion in the occupied West Bank.
Even if the US pressures Riyadh into easing its stance against Doha, it's naive to assume that Saudi-Qatari relations would return to their pre-blockade status.
Despite having lost the election, Trump – and Trumpism – is not going anywhere.
Once touted as the end of annexation, the UAE’s normalisation deal with Israel has only emboldened Israel to continue building settlements unchecked.
Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is eager to recognise Israel, but is likely waiting for his father King Salman’s death.
The move comes in response to a “request by the UAE” for flights to and from the country, including those from Israel.
Israel's first commercial flight to the United Arab Emirates is set for Monday, which follows the August 13 announcement of a US-brokered agreement to normalise relations between the two countries.
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