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The Ukraine War Is Leaving a New Middle East in Its Wake

Russia's invasion of Ukraine has a far-reaching impact on everything from basic foodstuff to oil markets, and it has turned out to be an unlikely harbinger of a more independent and perhaps more united Middle East

A photo of Dr. Zvi Bar'el.
Zvi Bar'el
A photo of Dr. Zvi Bar'el.
Zvi Bar'el

The economic and trade cooperation agreement signed by Israel and the United Arab Emirates last month, along with the reciprocal recognition of driver’s licenses between the countries and Israel’s agreement to grant three-month visas to Emirati citizens, could be a major boon for Israel’s tourism industry. This comes as the major UAE-based airline Emirates is set to begin air service to and from Israel in June, and Emirati investors have expressed interest in building hotels in Israel.



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