Senate Rejects Attempted Blockade of Weapons Sale to U.A.E.

The Senate endorsed the Trump administration’s last-minute push to sell a $23 billion arms package including armed drones and stealth fighter jets to the Emirati military.

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A Geopolitical Earthquake Just Hit the Mideast

The Israel-United Arab Emirates deal will be felt throughout the region.

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Arab Envoy Warns Israelis That Annexation Threatens Warming Ties

In a watershed op-ed article, an influential Arab diplomat wrote, in Hebrew, that normalization with Israel would not survive a unilateral land grab at the Palestinians’ expense.

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