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Israel and Gulf states build up relations
There is no doubt that Israel and the Arab world have crossed the Rubicon on the path to establishing a stable—and even close and unconditional—relationship with Israel.
In Oman, Israeli minister promotes cooperation between Israel, Gulf states
In addition to joint economic and social-development matters, Israel sees Oman as an ally to combat the Iranian regional threat.
Like many emerging countries, Oman sees Israel as a partner in economic development
Oman began establishing preliminary ties with Israel following the Oslo peace process in the mid-1990s, which ended up being frozen during the Second Intifada. But now it needs Israeli help on the economic crisis there, which is worsening each year.
Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies
Saudi religious diplomacy targets Jerusalem
A United Arab Emirates-backed Saudi effort to wrest control from Jordan of Islam’s holy places in Jerusalem signals a sharper, more overt edge to Saudi religious diplomacy.
Changes in the Middle East
Delegation of American Jewish leaders finds budding ally in the Emirates
“The United Arab Emirates can have an expanding role with the State of Israel. They are a country that is trying to counter the forces of extremism,” said Malcolm Hoenlein, executive vice chairman of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations.