Americans need to understand the Middle East
How much do we really know?

At The Media Line, we value all points of view and aim to mend our differences through fact-based narrative-inclusive journalism Help support our bold and brave team in Afghanistan, Gaza, Israel, Palestinian Territories, the UAE, and beyond.
Help us continue our work and provide access to the news that matters to you.

Thank you and best wishes to you and yours for this Jewish New Year.
 
Felice Friedson
Founder, President
UAE Official Endorses Better Relations between Arab States, Israel
Anwar Gargash. (Karim Sahib/AFP/Getty Images)

UAE Official Endorses Better Relations between Arab States, Israel

UAE Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Anwar Gargash said on Thursday that the original decision by Arab states to shun Israel complicated attempts to find a resolution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. “Many, many years ago, when there was an Arab decision not to have contact with Israel, that was a very, very wrong decision, looking back,” Dr. Gargash told the Abu Dhabi-based daily The National. “What we are facing if we continue on the current trajectory… will really be about equal rights in one state,” he warned, explaining that this forecast would likely lead to a “strategic shift” in conversation to preserve a two-state solution. His candid comments came days after the United Arab Emirates and other Gulf states condemned US President Donald Trump’s formal recognition of Israel’s sovereignty over the Golan Heights, captured from Syria in the 1967 war and annexed by Israel in 1981. They also followed a visit to the Gulf in February by Jared Kushner, Trump’s senior adviser and son-in-law, to garner support for the economic portion for the highly-anticipated American peace plan for Israel and the Palestinians, dubbed by some as “the deal of the century.”

Give the Gift of Trusted News!

Dear friends,

The Media Line is always there to report to you the stories and issues of the Middle East – completely and in context: TML is the source you can trust.

Know The Media Line to Know The Middle East!

Please support our ad-free, nonprofit news agency. Our seasoned journalists reporting from the Middle East are working day and night during these challenging, yet defining times; and our student interns are honing their knowledge and skills, preparing to emerge as tomorrow’s journalists.

You rely on us and we’re relying on you! Make your online tax-deductible donation here and contact us regarding donations through appreciated stock, donor advised funds, qualifying IRA distributions and other charitable instruments.

Thank you for confidence in The Media Line.
 
Felice Friedson
Founder, President

Invest in the
Trusted Mideast
News source.
We are on the
front lines.

Personalize Your News
Upgrade your experience by choosing the categories that matter most to you.
Click on the icon to add the category to your Personalize news
Browse Categories and Topics
Wake up to the Trusted Mideast News source Mideast Daily News Email
By subscribing, you agree to The Media Line terms of use and privacy policy.
Wake up to the Trusted Mideast News source Mideast Daily News Email
By subscribing, you agree to The Media Line terms of use and privacy policy.