Results for Category: United Arab Emirates

60 results found.
The UAE Has a New Mouthpiece: Its Ambassador to Israel

Public opinion in the Arab world mostly objects to formalizing relations with Israel until a just solution to the Palestinian conflict is found. But Abu Dhabi and Tel Aviv are trying to mitigate criticism through their respective ambassadors.

UAE Appoints the World’s Youngest Minister

In an interview with Newsweek Middle East, al-Mazrui laid out her vision for youth inclusion. She addressed the challenge of bridging the gap between her generation and the government, and, in response to a question about how much decision-making power she would actually have, she expressed confidence in the Emirate leadership and the freedom she would be given to operate.

UAE and Israeli Settlers Find Common Ground in Jerusalem

The interests of the Emirates in Jerusalem intersect with the interests of the Israeli settlers there. These interests collide with those of the Palestinians and Jordanians.

In Israel, No Rejoicing over Agreements with UAE, Bahrain and Sudan

One would welcome the opening of relations between Israel and various Arab states if it did indeed spell a more peaceful future for the region. That, however, is not the case. Despite hostility and boycott, these states, UAE, Bahrain, the Sudan and perhaps Oman and others to follow, were not at war with Israel nor even close to the country territorially. There are other conflicts still raging in the Middle East, and the only conflict Israel was involved in, and which periodically threatened escalation in the area, is that of the conflict with the Palestinians.

Sultan Sooud al-Qassemi: the Twitter Giant Who Fell Silent

al-Qassemi has gone silent on Twitter, too. A source close to him said that the Gulf crisis might be the reason why he is not interacting on social media anymore. For now at least, it seems that his social media and activism days are behind him. If the Gulf crisis is resolved, he may go back to Tweeting freely again.

Sheikh Mansour: the Fresh Face of Emirati Leadership

Sheikh Mansour represents a new breed of regional leaders who are aware of the challenges facing Middle Eastern and Gulf societies as they modernize and develop, and are willing to do whatever it takes to ensure their countries succeed.

What’s next for Arab-Israeli relations after the UAE deal?

The UAE deal has different dimensions on the Arab-Israeli relations and the relations between Arab rulers and their people. To learn more about these dimensions, click the link.

The UAE Abandons Palestinians by Striking Deal with Israel

The UAE, for one, made peace with Israel partly to acquire the advanced F-35 jets, which the U.S has long denied the Emirates in order to preserve Israel’s significant military advantage in the region. Netanyahu, who allegedly agreed to allow the UAE to acquire F-35s, denied that concession days after the peace deal was announced, prompting the UAE to cancel a trilateral meeting between U.S and Israeli officials on August 24.

Yousef al-Otaiba: the UAE’s Jack of All Trades

Aside from embezzlement and corruption, al-Otaiba was implicated in even more serious scandals. The Huffington Post, which was provided with another batch of the leaked emails, broke the story of al-Otaiba supporting a major effort to raise doubts about Qatar in the minds of Americans since 2014, a mission in which he has been largely unsuccessful despite the row between the Gulf state and several other countries, including the UAE, over its alleged support of terrorism that erupted in May 2017.