Israeli-Gulf relations

Israel, Qatar in contact over Gaza as Bibi plans Gulf trip

According to reports, Foreign Minister Gabi Ashkenazi has been in contact over the phone with his Qatari counterpart Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani, mostly over financial aid to the Gaza Strip.

Rina Bassist | Israeli-Gulf relations | Jan 22, 2021
al-monitor UAE Foreign Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan and his Israeli counterpart, Gabi Ashkenazi, greet each other as they visit the Holocaust memorial together with German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas prior to their historic meeting, Berlin, Germany, Oct. 6, 2020. in Berlin, Germany. Photo by Michele Tantussi-Pool/Getty Images.

Trump orders US Central Command to include Israel amid strategic shift

The decision caps the outgoing administration's efforts to build a regional defense arrangement to counter Iran.

Jared Szuba | Defense/Security cooperation | Jan 15, 2021

Israel turns its back on French-Egyptian Mideast initiative

Foreign Minister Gabi Ashkenazi rejected the invitation for meeting French, German, Egyptian and Jordanian foreign ministers in Cairo, citing the nationwide lockdown in Israel as an excuse.

Rina Bassist | Israeli-Palestinian conflict | Jan 15, 2021

With Sudan signing Abraham Accords, Israel tightens grip in Africa, Red Sea basin

With Sudan signing today the Abraham accords for renewal of diplomatic ties, Israel is sending feelers also to other Red Sea basin countries for establishing some sorts of relations.

Rina Bassist | Israeli-Gulf relations | Jan 6, 2021

Was UAE behind Israeli decision to allow Palestinian farmers access to Jordan Valley?

For the first time in 46 years, Israel allowed Palestinians to enter al-Qa'oun valley in the northern Jordan Valley to cultivate their land. Despite the Palestinian Authority’s statement that this was in implementation of a judicial decision, Al-Monitor received information about Emirati-Israeli understandings that led to this action.

Rasha Abou Jalal | Israeli-Gulf relations | Dec 31, 2020