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Peace agreements reached with:
United Arab Emirates - Sep. 2020
Bahrain - Sep. 2020
Serbia - Sep. 2020
Sudan - Oct. 2020
Morocco - Dec. 2020

Likely:
Saudi Arabia
Oman

Rumored:
Qatar
Kuwait



Author Topic: Peace In The Middle East Master Thread  (Read 27654 times)

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Re: Israel And The UAE Are Heading Towards Peace
« Reply #375 on: December 03, 2020, 01:39:35 PM »
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Re: Israel And The UAE Are Heading Towards Peace
« Reply #376 on: December 03, 2020, 02:09:32 PM »
More positive news in the region: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-12-02/saudi-arabia-and-qatar-near-us-brokered-deal-to-end-3-year-rift

What's next, QR flights to Israel?

Eventually. A few steps in between. IIRC there used to be an official Israeli interests office in Doha (will we be arguing if it's דוהא or דוחה?) at some point before the current ruler ascended power. There's definitely cooperation in regards to Gaza.
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Re: Israel And The UAE Are Heading Towards Peace
« Reply #377 on: December 03, 2020, 03:05:06 PM »
More positive news in the region: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-12-02/saudi-arabia-and-qatar-near-us-brokered-deal-to-end-3-year-rift

What's next, QR flights to Israel?
Well it’s important bc you can’t fly TLV-DXB-DOH
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Re: Israel And The UAE Are Heading Towards Peace
« Reply #378 on: December 03, 2020, 03:09:17 PM »
Well it’s important bc you can’t fly TLV-DXB-DOH

It would also open up xxx-DOH-TLV
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Re: Israel And The UAE Are Heading Towards Peace
« Reply #379 on: December 04, 2020, 04:32:07 AM »
More positive news in the region: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-12-02/saudi-arabia-and-qatar-near-us-brokered-deal-to-end-3-year-rift

What's next, QR flights to Israel?


Qatar Says Doesn’t Plan Normalization With Israel For Now
Friday, December 4, 2020 11:21 AM
By Simone Foxman

(Bloomberg) --Qatar does not plan to follow the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain in signing a normalization pact with Israel unless the deal has the interests of the Palestinian people at its heart, the country’s foreign minister said on Friday.

“Right now, I don’t see that normalization of Qatar and Israel is going to add value to the Palestinian people,” Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani said in an interview as part of the Mediterranean Dialogues conference.

The UAE and Bahrain normalized ties with Israel in September as part of a U.S.-mediated agreement. A trip to the Gulf by Jared Kushner, President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and adviser on the Middle East, had raised questions about whether more countries were about to sign up

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Re: Israel And The UAE Are Heading Towards Peace
« Reply #380 on: December 05, 2020, 09:54:51 PM »
Well it’s important bc you can’t fly TLV-DXB-DOH

Just FYI I flew LAX DOH AMM TLV on QSuites AA 70K

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Re: Israel And The UAE Are Heading Towards Peace
« Reply #381 on: December 05, 2020, 09:56:47 PM »
Just FYI I flew LAX DOH AMM TLV on QSuites AA 70K
You can't fly TLV-DXB-DOH bc DXB & DOH aren't on speaking terms...
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Re: Israel And The UAE Are Heading Towards Peace
« Reply #382 on: December 05, 2020, 10:11:24 PM »
(Bloomberg) --Qatar does not plan to follow the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain in signing a normalization pact with Israel unless the deal has the interests of the Palestinian people at its heart, the country’s foreign minister said on Friday.

Nu nu.

The biggest change in the Middle East has been the realization that peace does not actually depend on a group of people who simply don't want it. If that's the game Qatar wants to play, they'll find themselves even more isolated before long (considering Biden doesn't wreck everything in the first place ::)).
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Re: Israel And The UAE Are Heading Towards Peace
« Reply #383 on: December 07, 2020, 11:07:09 AM »
Abu Dhabi Sheikh Buys Stake in Israel’s Beitar Soccer Club

Monday, December 7, 2020 06:05 PM
By Alisa Odenheimer

(Bloomberg) --A member of Abu Dhabi’s ruling family agreed to buy a 50% stake in Jerusalem’s Beitar soccer club, months after the United Arab Emirates and Israel agreed to normalize relations.
The buyer, Sheikh Hamad Bin Khalifa Al Nahyan, has committed to invest more than 300 million shekels ($92 million) in the club over the next 10 years, Beitar said on its website on Monday. Abu Dhabi is the capital of the UAE, which includes the business hub of Dubai.

The club, which gained notoriety for its hardcore supporters’ chants of “death to Arabs,” had said in September it was in talks to secure a “large investment” from the UAE.



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Re: Israel And The UAE Are Heading Towards Peace
« Reply #386 on: December 08, 2020, 12:27:51 PM »
Not one but two interesting articles from the Israeli sports world...

- Sheik Khalifa wants to buy 49% of Beitar Yerushalayim: https://www.ynet.co.il/sport/israelisoccer/article/HyXwfd09D

Looks like it's happening. Lot's of chatter due to the fact that Beitar fans are considered extremely anti-Arab.

https://www.ynet.co.il/sport/israelisoccer/article/Hk11Ykf3oD
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Re: Israel And The UAE Are Heading Towards Peace
« Reply #387 on: December 08, 2020, 01:57:33 PM »
Looks like it's happening. Lot's of chatter due to the fact that Beitar fans are considered extremely anti-Arab.

https://www.ynet.co.il/sport/israelisoccer/article/Hk11Ykf3oD
It appears to be a scam. The supposed buyer is apparently a con artist. His Wikipedia page was created 5 days ago, and his persona not much prior.
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Re: Israel And The UAE Are Heading Towards Peace
« Reply #388 on: December 08, 2020, 02:02:56 PM »
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Notably, the current owner of Beitar made his fortune in a 2017 ICO of a Crypocurrency that no longer exists.
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Re: Israel And The UAE Are Heading Towards Peace
« Reply #389 on: December 08, 2020, 02:20:23 PM »
Seems like the UAE is being added to the list of red countries next week.

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