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Jonathan S. Tobin
The new normal for Israel and Jews
Netanyahu’s visit to Oman was symbolic of Israel’s normalization in the Arab world, even as anti-Semitism and anti-Zionism are becoming normalized in the West.
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.
Transportation minister eyes railway linking Israel with the Persian Gulf states
Ariel Kahana and Israel Hayom Staff
Transportation Minister Yisrael Katz departed Sunday evening for Oman, nine days after Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu visited the Gulf emirate.
Omani foreign minister: ‘Torah and Israeli prophets emerged in Middle East’
Omani FM Yusuf bin Alawi bin Abdullah: Israel is a part of the region; the Torah and the Israelite prophets emerged in the Middle East.
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.
In wake of Netanyahu visit, Oman calls for recognition of Israel at regional forum
Yousuf bin Alawi bin Abdullah, Oman’s Minister for Foreign Affairs, told a security forum in Bahrain that “Israel is a state present in the region, and we all understand this."
Omani minister fends off media criticism of Netanyahu-Qaboos meeting: ‘Why? Are we not allowed to do so?’
In an Al-Jazeera TV interview following Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's meeting with Omani Sultan Qaboos bin Said Al Said, Omani Foreign Minister Yusuf bin Alawi bin Abdullah was asked why the sultanate had hosted the Israeli leader.
Netanyahu, Israeli officials make one-day visit to Oman
It is the first trip made by an Israeli prime minister since Shimon Peres in 1996.