Iran Is Already Stalking Israelis Visiting the UAE. Mossad Is Bracing for the Worst

Warnings about an Iranian attempt to exploit the situation in the Persian Gulf have existed for years, but the expectation of visits by tens of thousands of Israelis is a major headache for the Shin Bet and Mossad

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On Monday, Israeli tourists who landed in Dubai were held for several hours, and as a result flights at Ben-Gurion International Airport to this Persian Gulf destination were delayed. The foreign ministries of Israel and the United Arab Emirates cited a misunderstanding about the procedures for issuing electronic entry visas and said things had been straightened out. Still, the mishap is evidence of the obstacles we can expect regarding these mutual visits, with an emphasis on security.