Shift in Middle East can lead to new opening for working people

Vol. 84/No. 50 - December 21, 2020

The most significant developments in the Middle East in years are the agreements reached by the rulers in Israel, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain for mutual recognition, facilitated by the administration of President Donald Trump. These Sunni Arab rulers,…


Bahrain joins UAE in signing recognition pact with Israel

Vol. 84/No. 38 - September 28, 2020
Jewish and Arab bus drivers demand better work conditions in Jerusalem in July. Recognition of Israel and a sovereign Palestinian state would open door to advancing workers’ interests.

Coming on the heels of last month’s pact where the governments of Israel and the United Arab Emirates formally recognized each other, the rulers in Bahrain announced they would also restore full diplomatic relations with Israel Sept. 11. Each step…