First Direct Commercial Flight Between Israel and UAE

After Trump finalized the historic deal between Israel and the United Arab Emirates, Israeli and US delegations arrived in the United Arab Emirates on the first direct commercial passenger flight normalizing relations between the two nations. Fox News reported:

A Star of David-adorned El Al plane flew from Israel to the United Arab Emirates on Monday, carrying a high-ranking American and Israeli delegation to Abu Dhabi in the first-ever direct commercial passenger flight between the two countries.

The Israeli flag carrier’s flight marked the implementation of the historic U.S.-brokered deal to normalize relations between the two nations and solidifies the long-clandestine ties between them that have evolved over years of shared enmity toward Iran.