The American F-22 Raptor is the most advanced fighter plane in the world, and defense officials who claim to have been left out of the loop on the sale of the F-35s to the UAE are now trying to press their case for it
United Arab Emirates
The United Arab Emirates is a federal absolute monarchy sovereign state. It borders Oman, Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Iran. The official religion of the UAE is Islam. There are more Sunni than Shi'ite Muslims.
The country is a federation of seven emirates: Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Ajman, Fujairah, Ras al-Khaimah, Sharjah and Umm al-Quwain. Each emirate is governed by an absolute monarch, and together they form the Federal Supreme Council.
The UAE's oil reserves are the seventh-largest in the world. However, the country has started to become less reliant on oil and gas than in previous years and has shifted its economic focus towards business and tourism.
Peace typically means less defense spending, but the latest deals are defying that logic – Israel is spending more of its GDP on defense than it has in years
With Israeli defense minister's claim that PM hid major security decision on F-35 jets from the defense establishment, and the submarine affair still lurking in water, Netanyahu is looking increasingly rudderless
In response, Gantz said, 'As defense minister I can say that the defense establishment did not know and was not informed of the negotiations to provide advanced weaponry to the UAE by the prime minister'
Statement by the PM claims that Israel only agreed not to oppose weapons deal after defense minister held discussions with Pentagon ■ Gantz says Israeli officials knew of arms negotiations, hid it from security establishment
The gleaming skyscrapers of the UAE were designed aggressively, in disconnect from the local context and after architecture had already moved on. No wonder they’re admired in Israel
The prime minister’s toxic reputation is denying him the peacemaker glory he yearns for
The Palestinian Authority has embroiled itself in a power struggle between two rival Mideast coalitions: One comprises Egypt, Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Israel. The other includes Turkey, Qatar and, at a distance, Iran
If deal is finalized, time, fuel and costs will be saved through use of ‘land bridge’ between Eilat and Ashkelon instead of Suez Canal crossing
Trump has zeroed in on Khartoum for another diplomatic ‘win’ before November. But his maximum pressure campaign is a disaster in the making – both for Sudan and for Israel
Netanyahu says he believes other countries understand that it is 'better to work together' ■ Delegations announce $3 billion dollar fund for regional development
As normalization sweeps the Gulf, Israeli anti-occupation activists face a new fight for relevance, influence and partnerships in an unfamiliar, often dissonant environment. It won’t be easy
A UAE delegation is expected to land in Israel Tuesday to continue work on implementing the Abraham Accords, which were signed at the White House last month and endorsed by Israel's government last week
Protest in the Shi’ite-majority, Sunni-ruled kingdom delays official ties akin to what was seen with UAE
Lawmakers endorse accord, with Joint List MKs opposing 'blood-soaked agreement'
'This is a historic moment we have all been waiting for'
From trolls to TV, Riyadh is rewriting history to undermine the entire Palestinian struggle, softening up the Arab world for its pending normalization with Israel
NY Koen says acquisition of Israir Airlines will ‘help cement the peace accord’ between two countries
Leaders 'examined prospects for peace and the need for stability, cooperation and development in the region' in phone call, ahead of Knesset vote on agreement
Israeli officials have estimated bilateral trade could reach $4 billion a year after normalization deal – and nearly all goods will have to travel by sea
With the agreement's ratification, UAE becomes the first Arab state in a quarter century to break a longstanding taboo on ties with Israel
Popular hashtags against agreements with UAE and Bahrain reached over 100 million people in less than a month, according to Israel's Strategic Affairs Ministry
Even Saudi Arabia's Prince Bandar said this week the Palestinians always bet on the losing side. But 84-year-old Mahmoud Abbas is unlikely to change his ways
The agreement is expected to significantly shorten flight times to the Gulf, Asia, Europe and North America – with credit given to the UAE normalization deal for breaking years of negotiation deadlock
Agreement extremely likely to be ratified by ministers and lawmakers
In the final episode of a three-part interview with Saudi-owned Al Arabiya television aired on Wednesday, Prince Bandar once again criticised Palestinian leaders
Thanks to the Gulf, Israel no longer needs its oil-for-arms alliance with a Baku in bed with Erdogan’s ultranationalist military adventurism. For moral and strategic reasons, Israel should now pivot towards Armenia
German foreign minister, who hosts Berlin meeting, hails 'an opportunity for new movement in the dialogue between Israelis and Palestinians'