United Arab Emirates becomes first Gulf state to open embassy in Israel

UAE opens embassy in Israel

The United Arab Emirates becomes the first Gulf state to open an embassy in Israel.

Brought together by shared unease about Iran, the UAE and Bahrain normalised relations with Israel last year under the “Abraham Accords” crafted by the administration of then-U.S. President Donald Trump.

Sudan and Morocco have since also moved to establish ties with Israel.

The opening of the UAE embassy, which is situated in the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange, followed the inauguration of Israel’s embassy in the UAE last month.