Israeli broadcaster i24NEWS and Abu Dhabi Media, a public conglomerate of the United Arab Emirates, announced a content-sharing agreement on Monday after relations between the Jewish state and the United Arab Emirates normalized.
i24NEWS, which broadcasts in French, Arabic and English, and Abu Dhabi Media have signed a memorandum of understanding that allows for the sharing of news stories and archival content.
Frank Melloul, chief executive of i24NEWS, said in a statement that the arrangement highlights “the many possibilities that have opened up to us as a result of the Abrahamic Accords.”
As part of the agreements brokered by the United States, Israel established ties with the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain, only the third and fourth Arab countries to normalize their relations with the Jewish state after its neighbors Egypt and Jordan. .
The agreements have been condemned by the Palestinians because they break with years of Arab League policy that argued that there should be no relationship with Israel until it makes peace with the Palestinians.
Israel has already signed a series of agreements with the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain, ranging from tourism to aviation and financial services.
Abu Dhabi Media, whose content includes news and sports, said in a statement that it is committed to building “strong and solid relationships” with media organizations across the Middle East.