Emirati, Israeli media shops signal cooperation settlement

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The United Arab Emirates’ state media outlet has signed a cooperation settlement with an Israeli information wire service. Emirates News Agency has additionally launched a Hebrew-language web site within the newest signal of strengthening ties between Israel and the UAE.

Emirates News Agency and Tazpit Press Service signed a “professional cooperation and news exchange” settlement, the company reported on Wednesday. The two shops will trade print, audio and visible content material in addition to greatest practices between their employees. Tazpit is a nonprofit information company that distributes content material from Israel to different shops world wide. 

Israel and the United Arab Emirates established full relations in September as a part of the US-brokered Abraham Accords. The Emirates was solely the third nation within the Arab world to acknowledge Israel. Since the deal, entities within the two nations have signed a flurry of enterprise and cultural agreements pledging to work collectively. 

The settlement is critical as a result of many Arab media shops don’t function in Israel as a result of lack of relations between Israel and most Arab states. A notable exception is Qatar’s Al Jazeera, which has coated Israel on the bottom for greater than a decade. 

An Arab state media outlet with content material in Hebrew can be distinctive, although the Syrian state SANA information company additionally notably has a Hebrew web page