User: newstrust Topic: Crisis in Gaza
Category: Greater Middle East
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US election 2020: Little faith in Trump or Biden, suggests Arab poll 27.10.2020 BBC: World
Neither candidate is popular but most prefer a Biden presidency, a survey in the Middle East finds.
Sudan-Israel relations agreed, Donald Trump announces 23.10.2020 BBC News - US & Canada
Sudan becomes the third Arab country in weeks to agree to normalise ties with its historical foe.
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‘Trump Heights’ a symbol of US shift on Mideast policy 20.10.2020 Raw Story
On a dusty plain in the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights, a golden-lettered sign with Israeli and American flags stands before a rusty wire fence as the gateway to “Trump Heights”. But this is no luxury hotel or golf course set up by the property developer turned president. Instead, it is an Israeli settlement, inaugurated in June […]
Israel and Bahrain establish formal diplomatic relations 19.10.2020 BBC: World
Bahrain becomes only the fourth Arab country in the Middle East to recognise Israel.
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US election 2020: How would Biden change foreign policy? 16.10.2020 BBC News - US & Canada
The two candidates offer very different visions of the world so allies - and adversaries - are watching closely.
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In Dearborn, Michigan, Muslim Americans are mobilizing to defeat Trump 15.10.2020 Raw Story
In Dearborn, a suburb of Detroit where one-third of residents identify as Arab-American or are of Arab descent, Muslim voters lean decidedly towards the Democrats. And while Joe Biden wasn’t the first choice for many here, widespread opposition to President Donald Trump is bringing voters into his camp.  The last time Nada Al-Hanooti came to the Starbucks […]
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Signs Saudis are edging towards historic Israel peace 10.10.2020 BBC: World
A hard-hitting interview by a leading Saudi figure heightens speculation of a diplomatic earthquake.
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How the UAE emerged as a regional powerhouse 23.9.2020 BBC: World
From a mission to Mars to military expeditions, what is driving the UAE to punch above its weight?
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Israel's borders explained in maps 16.9.2020 BBC: World
As Israel's acceptance by Arab states grows, here's how the shape of the Jewish state has changed.
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Israel establishes full ties with Bahrain, UAE at White House 15.9.2020 Raw Story
Israel normalized relations with long-time foes Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates at a White House ceremony on Tuesday as President Donald Trump said similar US-brokered deals were close between the Jewish state and “five or six” other nations. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and the foreign ministers of Bahrain and the UAE sealed the […]
Trump hails 'dawn of new Middle East' with UAE-Bahrain-Israel deals 15.9.2020 BBC: World
The president hosts a ceremony marking deals between Israel and Gulf states Bahrain and the UAE.
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Trump hosts officials from Israel, UAE and Bahrain, but unclear what deals will do 15.9.2020 L.A. Times - World News

President Trump hosts representatives of Israel and two Persian Gulf states to sign what the parties describe as agreements of mutual recognition.

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Five reasons why Israel's peace deals with the UAE and Bahrain matter 15.9.2020 BBC: World
Gulf states see opportunities for trade while Israel lessens its isolation, writes Jeremy Bowen.
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Bahrain follows Emirates in normalizing ties with Israel 12.9.2020 Raw Story
Bahrain joined the United Arab Emirates in agreeing to normalize relations with Israel on Friday, a move forged partly through shared fears of Iran, but one that threatens to leave the Palestinians further isolated. U.S. President Donald Trump tweeted the news after he spoke by phone to Bahrain’s King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, […]
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Bahrain moves toward normalization with Israel 12.9.2020 LA Times: Nation

Bahrain joined the United Arab Emirates as the first Gulf countries expressing willingness to end their long-standing refusal to recognize Israel.

Trump announces 'peace deal' between Bahrain and Israel 11.9.2020 BBC: Front Page
The US president helps broker a landmark deal as Bahrain agrees to recognise the state of Israel.
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Despite pressure from Trump, Arab nations resist normalizing ties with Israel 3.9.2020 L.A. Times - World News

Besides UAE, no other Arab nation has said it is willing to take the long-shunned leap to accept and recognize Israel as a legitimate Mideast neighbor.

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Iran’s Khamanei says UAE ‘betrayed’ Muslim world with Israel deal 1.9.2020 Raw Story
Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Tuesday accused the United Arab Emirates of betraying the Muslim world with its agreement to normalize relations with Tehran’s arch-foe Israel. “The #UAE betrayed the world of Islam, the Arab nations, the region’s countries, and #Palestine,” Khamenei said, according to his official Twitter account. “Of course, this betrayal […]
Would Biden undo Trump's provocative steps in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict? 1.9.2020 LA Times: Nation

The U.S. Embassy probably stays in Jerusalem, but Biden would want to undo several Trump actions in the Middle East.

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US-Israeli flight with Kushner on board takes off for UAE after normalization deal 31.8.2020 Raw Story
A Star of David-adorned El Al plane took off Monday from Israel’s Ben-Gurion Airport, carrying a high-ranking US and Israeli delegation to Abu Dhabi in the first-ever direct commercial passenger flight to the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The Israeli flag carrier’s flight marks the implementation of the historic US-brokered deal to normalize relations between the two nations and […]
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