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Roland Berger and Start-Up Nation Central partner to tap opportunities in the GCC

The organisations will collaborate on strategic initiatives to promote business agreements between Israeli companies and GCC-based government and commercial entities

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Israel to end Covid travel restrictions to several countries including UAE, UK and US

The travel ban was put in place in December as an effort to prevent people infected with coronavirus from entering the country

UAE and Israel leaders discuss economic ties in historic trip

Health and food security “will constitute a major part of the mutual cooperation”

Israeli PM Naftali Bennett arrives in the UAE on historic visit

The trip marks the first official visit by an Israeli PM after the two countries established diplomatic ties last year

Here’s how Israel is changing the way we travel

Nicknamed as ‘the startup nation’, Israel stands out as one of the world’s most innovative countries. But how did it become a technological behemoth and a hub for IT corporations?

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UAE, Israel sign MoU to cooperate in education sector

A joint committee will be formed to promote cooperation and encourage coordination between educational institutions in the two countries

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Israel’s Smart Mobility Summit explores the future of smart transportation

Mobileye’s president, Amnon Shashua, announced that they will launch a robotaxi in 2022 and extend its operations in this sector by 2024

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UAE’s Zayed University signs academic partnership MoU with Israel’s University of Haifa

Both universities will exchange knowledge and academic best practices, conduct joint-research projects, and organise mutually beneficial events and seminars

Dubai’s Emirates to launch daily flights to Tel Aviv

The carrier has restored its Middle East network and currently flies to 12 cities across the region

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UAE, Israel sign MoU on mutual recognition of Covid-19 vaccination certificates

The agreement was signed by Abdul Rahman bin Mohammad bin Nasser Al Owais, UAE’s Minister of Health and Prevention, and Nitzan Horowitz, Israel’s Minister of Health

Israel plans to reopen to vaccinated tourists in Nov, hopes to attract many from the UAE

Israel is hoping that its pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai will serve as a platform to attract visitors

Israeli Foreign Minister to open new Bahrain embassy on Thursday

Bahrain’s first ambassador to Israel, Khaled Yousif Al-Jalahma, took up his new post in Tel Aviv earlier this month

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UAE Central Bank gives in-principle approval for Wizz Financial to acquire UAE Exchange

Once finalised, UAE Exchange is expected to relaunch its branch network in the UAE

UAE seeks $1 trillion in business with Israel over next decade

The UAE was looking at sectors including defense, energy and food security

Abu Dhabi updates travel green list, removes US, Italy and Israel

The green list now includes 28 countries

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Israel reveals details of pavilion at upcoming Expo 2020 Dubai

The architecture draws its inspiration from the arid landscapes of Israel and other Middle Eastern countries

Abraham Accords: What has been the biggest impact so far?

Prominent Israeli leaders voice their thoughts on the major changes they have seen in the last year

Crossborder alliances: What does the future hold for the regional cleantech sector

Asher Fredman, CEO of Gulf-Israel Green Ventures, discusses all thing sustainable with Gulf Business in the aftermath of the Abraham Accords

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UAE’s Etihad and Israel’s El Al launch first phase of codeshare agreement

Members of Etihad Guest and Matmid programmes will be able to earn and redeem miles on flights across both carriers’ networks

Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed meets Israeli foreign minister in UAE

Sheikh Abdullah and Yair Lapid signed an agreement for economic and commercial cooperation between the two countries

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UAE’s Motivate Media Group partners with Israel-based broadcaster i24 News

Both companies will partner on multiple fronts including producing new forms of content across digital, print and broadcast

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Israel conducts air strikes in Gaza as new violence flares

The conflict in May killed more than 250 Palestinians and 13 people in Israel

Netanyahu’s reign over as Israel ushers in fragile government

The new coalition will govern with the slimmest majorities – commanding 61 of parliament’s 120 seats

Alliance forms Israeli government to unseat Netanyahu

In a historic first, an Arab faction is to become part of an Israeli governing alliance

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Wizz Air Abu Dhabi to issue discounted tourist visas for Israelis, Egyptians, Armenians and Georgians

Passengers will be able to apply and pay for the visa via the carrier’s website itself

Israel and UAE sign tax treaty in latest normalisation step

The treaty is subject to approval by Israel’s parliament and cabinet

Saudi backs Palestinian state based on 1967 borders – foreign minister

Israel and Hamas are near a possible cease-fire deal, according to media reports

Israel-Gaza conflict intensifies as global diplomatic efforts continue

The US dispatched an envoy to the region and Egypt and Qatar sought to help broker a truce

UAE to host emergency meeting with Arab leaders over Jerusalem

The latest bout of fighting appeared to be the most serious escalation since a 2014 war in Gaza

Bahrain, UAE condemn Israel over clashes at Al-Aqsa Mosque

In a statement, Bahrain’s foreign minister called on Israel to immediately stop any further provocation of the people of Jerusalem