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December 9, 2018
The Oman-Israel-Palestinian connection
Irrespective of the Palestinian issue, Oman—just like Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates, Jordan, Egypt and all other pro-U.S. Arab countries—is preoccupied with domestic and regional threats and challenges, which supersede the Palestinian issue
Jonathan S. Tobin
November 9, 2018
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.
Transportation minister eyes railway linking Israel with the Persian Gulf states
Ariel Kahana and Israel Hayom Staff
November 5, 2018
Transportation Minister Yisrael Katz departed Sunday evening for Oman, nine days after Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu visited the Gulf emirate.
Like many emerging countries, Oman sees Israel as a partner in economic development
November 1, 2018
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
October 30, 2018
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?’
October 28, 2018
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
October 26, 2018
It is the first trip made by an Israeli prime minister since Shimon Peres in 1996.