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U.S. Approves $23bn Sale of Arms Deal with F-35 Jets to UAE

The U.S. State Department on Tuesday notified Congress of its plans to sell 50 stealth F-35 fighter jets to the United Arab Emirates as part of a wider arms package worth over $23 billion, with the goal of deterring Iran.

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Poll: Nearly 80% of Saudis in Favor of Normalization with Israel

Seventy-nine percent of Saudis are in favor of a normalization deal with Israel within the next five years, a stunning poll found, and more than 70 percent of respondents from four Arab nations going as far as to say Arab states will normalize ties without a peace deal between Israel and the Palestinians.

Saudi Crown Prince Salman bin Abdulaziz al-Saud speaks during the opening session of the Gulf Cooperation Council on May 14, 2014 in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Hagel arrived in the Saudi Arabia, the first leg of a regional tour focusing on Iran's nuclear programme and Syria's civil war. AFP PHOTO/POOL/MANDEL NGAN …

Abu Dhabi Orders Hotels Go Kosher Ahead of White House Summit to Ink UAE-Israel Deal

Ahead of next week’s signing of the historic U.S.-brokered normalization accord between the United Arab Emirates and Israel, Abu Dhabi’s Department of Culture and Tourism has instructed hotels to begin providing kosher food in preparation for the influx of Israeli and Jewish tourists expected to visit the Gulf nation.

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Netanyahu: UAE Deal Did Not Include U.S. Sale of F-35s

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday denied Israeli reports as “utter fake news” that the landmark agreement to establish diplomatic ties with the United Arab Emirates includes allowing Abu Dhabi to purchase the most advanced fighter jets and UAVs from the U.S.

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Morocco Said Likely Contender to Sign Next Arab Peace Deal with Israel

Morocco will likely be one of the next Arab countries to establish diplomatic relations with Israel following a Trump administration-brokered agreement between the United Arab Emirates and Israel, an Israeli TV report said over the weekend citing U.S. officials.

A protester holds the flag of the Rif Republic as protesters shout slogans in the northern city of Al Hoceima on October 30, 2016, following the death of fishmonger Mouhcine Fikri, who was crushed to death on October 28 in a rubbish truck in Al Hoceima, as he reportedly tried …