Yair Lapid, on UAE trip, opens first Israeli embassy in Gulf – Times of India

Reading Time: 7 minutes ABU DHABI: Israel’s top diplomat Yair Lapid opened the Jewish state’s first embassy in the Gulf during a trip to the United Arab Emirates on Tuesday, nine months after they signed a normalisation deal. He met with his Emirati counterpart, Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al-Nahyan, in the UAE capital Abu Dhabi, tweeting a picture of … Read more

New Israeli foreign minister lands in UAE on 1st state visit – Times of India

Reading Time: 5 minutes DUBAI, United Arab Emirates: Israel’s new foreign minister touched down on Tuesday in the United Arab Emirates, beginning the first high-level trip by an Israeli official to the Gulf Arab state since the two countries normalized relations last year. According to the Israeli foreign ministry, Yair Lapid is set to inaugurate Israel’s Embassy in the … Read more

Joe Biden tells Israel president Reuven Rivlin he won’t tolerate nuclear Iran – Times of India

Reading Time: 6 minutes WASHINGTON: President Joe Biden sought to assure Israel that he would not tolerate a nuclear Iran as he met with outgoing Israeli President Reuven Rivlin on Monday amid a major shakeup in Israeli politics and growing angst in Tel Aviv over the US administration’s effort to reenter the Iran nuclear deal. Biden noted that he … Read more

Blinken and Lapid meet in Rome amid reset US-Israel relations – Times of India

Reading Time: 12 minutes ROME: Hush-hush diplomacy. In-person visits. And a very public no-surprises agreement on Iran. US Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Israeli Foreign Minister Yair Lapid met in Rome on Sunday as their new governments look to turn the page on former President Donald Trump and former Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, whose close alliance aggravated partisan … Read more

US in first meeting with Israel’s new FM amid Iran moves – Times of India

Reading Time: 7 minutes PARIS: US Secretary of State Antony Blinken meets Israel’s new top diplomat Yair Lapid on Sunday, in the United States’ first face-to-face meeting with the freshly installed government that seeks a less combative approach with its main ally Washington. Lapid, a centrist who delayed his own plans to be prime minister as he masterminded a … Read more