i24NEWS and Abu Dhabi Media sign a cooperation agreement.
i24NEWS and Abu Dhabi Media sign a cooperation agreement
Photo: i24NEWS
i24NEWS and Abu Dhabi Media sign a cooperation agreement

Israel-based channel and UAE broadcaster ink partnership

Ynetnews partner i24NEWS and Abu Dhabi Media sign a memorandum of understanding that allows for shared reporting and archival content; CEO Frank Melloul says arrangement highlighted 'possibilities' following Abraham Accords

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Published: 12.07.20 , 14:24
Israel-based broadcaster announced together with UAE-based media conglomerate, a content sharing arrangement following the agreement between Israelis and Emirates to normalize ties.
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  • Ynetnews partner i24NEWS, which broadcasts in French, Arabic and English, and Abu Dhabi Media have signed a memorandum of understanding that allows for shared reporting and archival content.
    i24NEWS and Abu Dhabi Media sign a cooperation agreement.i24NEWS and Abu Dhabi Media sign a cooperation agreement.
    i24NEWS and Abu Dhabi Media sign a cooperation agreement
    (Photo: i24NEWS)
    Frank Melloul, chief executive of i24NEWS, said in a statement the arrangement highlighted "the many possibilities that have opened up to us in the wake of the Abraham Accords".
    Under the U.S.-brokered accords, Israel has established ties with UAE and Bahrain, only the third and fourth Arab nations to normalize relations with the Jewish state after its neighbours Egypt and Jordan more than 30 years ago.
    i24NEWS CEO Frank Mellouli24NEWS CEO Frank Melloul
    i24NEWS CEO Frank Melloul
    (Photo: i24NEWS)
    The accords have been condemned by the Palestinians as they break with years of Arab League policy which has held that there should be no relations with Israel until it makes peace with the Palestinians.
    Israel has already signed a raft of deals with both UAE and Bahrain, ranging from tourism to aviation and financial services.
    L-R: Bahrain FM Abdullatif al-Zayani, PM Benjamin Netanyahu, U.S. President Donald Trump, and Emirati FM Abdullah bin Zayed Al-Nahyan at the signing of the Abraham Accords at the White House L-R: Bahrain FM Abdullatif al-Zayani, PM Benjamin Netanyahu, U.S. President Donald Trump, and Emirati FM Abdullah bin Zayed Al-Nahyan at the signing of the Abraham Accords at the White House
    L-R: Bahrain FM Abdullatif al-Zayani, PM Benjamin Netanyahu, U.S. President Donald Trump, and Emirati FM Abdullah bin Zayed Al-Nahyan at the signing of the Abraham Accords at the White House
    (Photo: AFP)
    Abu Dhabi Media, whose content includes news and sports, said in a statement it was committed to establishing "strong and solid relationships" with media organizations across the Middle East.

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