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United Arab Emirates
After UAE success, Israel signs ‘historic agreement’ to host world Judo competitions
During the awards ceremony, the announcer told attendees, “Ladies and gentleman, please rise for the national anthem of Israel,” after which the “Hatikva” melody was played.
Israeli judokas win medals in UAE, for first time with Israeli flag and anthem
Three Israeli judokas in the United Arab Emirates, competing in the Abu Dhabi Grand Slam competition under the Israeli flag for the first time, won bronze medals.
Ambassadors from Israel, UAE sit together at pro-Israel group’s dinner in Washington
In a sign of warming ties between Israel and Arab states, the ambassador of the United Arab Emirates to the United States shared a table with his Israeli counterpart at a public pro-Israel event in D.C.
Regev announces intention to join Israeli team for historic judo tournament in UAE
Israelis will compete under their national flag for the first time in the history of the International Judo Federation’s Grand Prix tournament.
UAE permits Israel to display flag, sing anthem at Judo Grand Slam championship
The International Judo Federation had canceled competitions in Tunisia and Abu Dhabi after they had discriminated against Israeli judokas.
Palestinians say Bahrain, UAE participation in Giro’s Israel leg was ‘stab in back’
The Palestinian Olympic Committee issued a scathing statement against the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain for taking part in the opening races of the yearly Giro d’Italia cycling competition last weekend, which took place in Israel.
Reports that U.S. may sell F-35 jets to the Emirates raise concern in Israel
Israel Hayom/Exclusive to JNS
Researcher warns of erosion of Israeli air superiority • Netanyahu assures “Israel’s qualitative advantage will continue” • Sale may offset power balance between Iran, U.S. allies in Persian Gulf, but at cost to Israeli exclusivity over advanced F-35 system.
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.