In Brief: LFI chair writes to Raab as Iran welcomes lifting of arms embargo

Iran has welcomed the lifting on Sunday of the 13-year arms embargo, labelling it as a “momentous day”. In a letter last week to the foreign secretary, Dominic Raab, LFI chair Steve McCabe expressed his disappointment that it has “not been possible to secure international consensus to extend the arms embargo” and asked “what action the[…]

In Brief: UAE ministers arrive in Israel after ratification of Abraham Accords

A high-level delegation of ministers from the United Arab Emirates arrived in Israel on Tuesday – the first-ever official such visit. It followed the parliamentary ratification by Bahrain and the UAE on Monday of their normalisation agreements with the Jewish state. The Knesset gave its assent to the Abraham Accords, which were announced in August,[…]

In Brief: Israel hands PA control of three West Bank power stations

Israel has given the Palestinian Authority control over three power stations in a bid to help stabilise and boost the supply of electricity to the West Bank. The three power stations – in Tarqumiyah, near Hebron, Qalandiyah, between Jerusalem and Ramallah, and Nablus – were handed over by the Israel Electric Corporation. The PA was[…]