Israel-UAE deal draws ire, praise and the potential for an economic boost

Aug 14, 2020
There are a lot of opportunities for investment and technology, tourism and trade, Middle East researcher Sanam Vakil says.
The U.S.-brokered deal could lead to an increase in trade and travel for both Israel and the UAE, says Sanam Vakil at Chatham House.
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As the US recognizes Jerusalem as the Israeli capital, the city’s divided economy is likely to continue

Dec 6, 2017
President Donald Trump announced today he is starting the process of moving the United States Embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. It’s part of a shift in American policy, acknowledging Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. Most other countries don’t recognize the city as Israel’s capital because it’s disputed territory, and the Palestinians […]

What Trump's dealmaking is up against on his visit to Israel

May 16, 2017
'The reality is that the sides are a long way apart,' says David Horovitz, editor of The Times of Israel.
President Donald Trump and Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu shake hands following a joint news conference at the White House in February.
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The economics of Israeli settlements

Dec 27, 2016
Settlers may benefit from cheaper home prices.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu chairing a weekly cabinet meeting in Jerusalem on Sunday.
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How will American-Israeli relations fare under Trump?

Dec 22, 2016
To get an idea, look at Twitter.

When nations police what women wear

Aug 29, 2016
Here are just a few examples of how governments are trying to impose dress codes on women.
Indian women walk past a billboard of Australian model Miranda Kerr in Mumbai on March 8, 2013. 
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Ahead of a close election, Israel's Netanyahu buys bread

Mar 16, 2015
Israel's incumbent prime minister is changing tactics a bit late in the game.

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Mar 6, 2015
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After a controversy in politics, money follows

Mar 3, 2015
The Israeli Prime Minister's speech was a chance for some to fundraise.

Taking stock of U.S. aid to Israel

Mar 3, 2015
Political tensions are high around Benjamin Netanyahu's address to Congress.