Despite warm receptions in Oman and Abu Dhabi, Israel shouldn't over-state the strength of its Gulf alliances. A common enemy like Iran can produce photo-ops and covert collaboration - but that isn't normalization
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.
After charming the Omani sultan, stepping up for Saudi's crown prince after the Khashoggi murder and getting closer to Qatar over Gaza, Bahrain seems like the next natural step for the Israeli premier
The three opposition members claim that the court, which overturned a previous ruling of acquittal, is targeting them over their political views
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