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Israel, UAE agree to visa-free travel as ties deepen

Israel and the United Arab Emirates agreed to visa-free travel on Monday, an unprecedented arrangement between Israel and an Arab state, signed as the first ever official UAE delegation landed in Tel Aviv.

UAE delegation heads to Israel on first official visit

Dubai - A United Arab Emirates delegation left on the country's first official visit to Israel on Tuesday after the two countries agreed to normalise ties last month.

'Trump Heights' a symbol of US shift on Mideast policy

Katzrin - 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".

Top Palestinian official Erekat 'critical' from virus: hospital

Jerusalem - Long-time chief Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat was in "critical" condition and in a medically induced coma on Monday, said the Israeli hospital in Jerusalem treating him for coronavirus complications.

'Hello you': Israeli-UAE joint song a YouTube hit

Jerusalem - The scene cuts from Dubai to Tel Aviv, the lyrics switch from Arabic to Hebrew to English and the song is a slightly kitsch electro-pop duet by artists who, for now, remain apart.

Israel and Bahrain to formalise diplomatic ties

Jerusalem - Israel and Bahrain will officially establish diplomatic relations Sunday at a ceremony in Manama, an Israeli official said, after the two states reached a US-brokered normalisation deal last month.

Israeli police arrest saboteurs amid protests against premier

Jerusalem - Israeli police said they arrested several people who attacked protesters with tear gas during demonstrations in major cities on Saturday against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

Dubai gets ready to go kosher after Israel peace deal

Dubai - At the plush Armani hotel in the shadow of the Burj Khalifa, the world's tallest tower, a rabbi switches on the stoves at what is billed as Dubai's first kosher restaurant.

Israel to honour Poles who hid Polanski during WWII

Warsaw - Israel will on Thursday honour the Polish couple who hid Oscar-winning director Roman Polanski from the Nazis as a child, the Holocaust memorial Yad Vashem said.

Pompeo encourages Saudis to normalize with Israel

Washington - US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Wednesday encouraged Saudi Arabia to recognize Israel, in what would be a massive boost for the Jewish state amid normalization by two other Gulf Arab kingdoms.

Israel approves first West Bank settler homes since Gulf deals

Jerusalem - Israel approved 2,166 new homes in settlements across the occupied West Bank on Wednesday, official figures sent to AFP showed, ending an eight-month lull in settlement expansion.

Israel approves first West Bank settler homes since Gulf deals

Jerusalem - Israel approved 2,166 new homes in settlements across the occupied West Bank on Wednesday, official figures sent to AFP showed, ending an eight-month lull in settlement expansion.

Lebanon, Israel to start landmark maritime border talks

Naqoura - Lebanon and Israel, still technically at war, were to begin unprecedented talks sponsored by the United Nations and the United States on Wednesday to settle a maritime border dispute and clear the way for oil and gas exploration.

High-profile lockdown breachers fuel Israeli mistrust

Jerusalem - Public anger has deepened in Israel over a bitterly unpopular second coronavirus lockdown after reported violations by high-profile figures, including a hairdresser visiting the prime minister's wife.

UAE, Israel ministers in 'historic' first meet at Holocaust Memorial

Berlin - The foreign ministers of Israel and the United Arab Emirates on Tuesday visited the Holocaust Memorial in Berlin during their historic first meeting, a major step forward for their new relations.

Israel under diplomatic fire over arms to Azerbaijan

Jerusalem - A major supplier of arms to Azerbaijan, Israel has come under diplomatic fire from Armenia over the struggle between the Caucasus neighbours in disputed Nagorno-Karabakh.

Israel passes law to limit protests during 'virus emergency'

Jerusalem - Israel's parliament approved a law early Wednesday restricting demonstrations as part of a coronavirus-related state of emergency, that critics say is aimed at silencing protests against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

Israel minister says 'no way' virus lockdown will end soon

Jerusalem - Israeli Health Minister Yuli Edelstein said Tuesday that there was "no way" the country's second nationwide coronavirus lockdown would be lifted after three weeks as originally planned.

Years after second uprising Palestinians still face bleak future

Jenin - Two decades on from the second intifada, Palestinians who grew up in the shadow of the uprising find themselves surrounded by physical and political barriers with little hope for the future.

Israelis protest against Netanyahu despite virus lockdown

Jerusalem - Thousands of Israelis gathered in Jerusalem late Saturday demanding the resignation of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, a day after the country tightened its lockdown aimed at stemming surging coronavirus cases.

Israel toughens second lockdown as virus cases surge

Jerusalem - Israel toughened its coronavirus measures on Thursday as a second nationwide lockdown failed to bring down the world's highest infection rate a week after it was imposed.

Israel toughens second lockdown as virus cases surge

Jerusalem - Israel toughened its coronavirus measures on Thursday as a second nationwide lockdown now nearing its second week failed to bring down the world's highest infection rate.

Israeli hospital transforms car park into virus ward

Haifa - As Israeli doctors confront a surge in coronavirus cases, with some patients waiting for hours in ambulances, one hospital is tackling the crisis by transforming its car park into a ward.

No deal with Israel, but Saudi pushes outreach to Jews

Apo - From scrubbing hate-filled school textbooks to a taboo-defying religious sermon, Saudi Arabia is pushing for another kind of normalisation after declining to establish formal relations with Israel -- co-existence with Jews.

Palestinian activist arrested after altercation with Israeli soldier

Jerusalem - Palestinian activist Khairi Hanoun was arrested on Monday by the Israeli army, several sources told AFP, weeks after footage of a soldier kneeling on his neck during a protest sparked outrage.

Duo get life sentences in Bulgaria over 2012 Israeli bus bombing

Sofia - A Bulgarian court on Monday sentenced two Lebanese men in their absence to life in prison over a deadly 2012 bus bomb attack on Israeli tourists at the country's Burgas airport.

Bulgaria court to rule in 2012 Israeli bus bombing trial

Sofia - A Bulgarian court is due to deliver its verdict Monday in a trial over a deadly 2012 bus bomb attack on Israeli tourists at the country's Burgas airport.

The art of the non-deal? Scepticism over Trump's Balkan pact

Belgrade - 'Truly historic', 'a real breakthrough' and 'very big' -- US President Donald Trump let the superlatives flow when he announced a deal between Serbia and Kosovo, earning himself a second Nobel Peace Prize nomination this year.

Determined Hasidic pilgrims collide with coronavirus restrictions

Uman - For most of the year, Uman in central Ukraine is almost indistinguishable from any other sleepy provincial city in the post-Soviet country.

Jewish pilgrims quit Ukraine border campout over virus entry ban

Kiev - More than 1,000 Jewish pilgrims who massed for several days along Ukraine's border gave up hope of entering the country on Friday after being turned back due to coronavirus restrictions.
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