15 May 2021

Israel’s escalation with Gaza puts new Gulf partners in diplomatic bind


Less than a year after signing normalization deals, UAE, Bahrain, Sudan and Morocco have been forced to turn to critical rhetoricDUBAI, United Arab Emirates — The deadly escalation between Israel and the Palestinians has embarrassed Gulf states which forged ties with the Jewish state and put a strain on their Abraham Accords that were billed as a game-changer.The bloodshed has prompted condemnation from Israel’s new Arab partners, at a time when Muslims have been celebrating the end of the holy [...]