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The Abraham Accord signing ceremony at the White House on September 15. Photo: US State Department

The new relationship between Israel and Bahrain

Commentary: The Sunni world knows it can never do without the West to seriously oppose Iran and its proxies. It also needs the U.S. and the EU technologies to make the "energy transition" from oil and gas to renewables. Finally, it needs weapons and technologies, but probably also direct military aid from the United States and NATO - and, in the future, also from the Jewish State.

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Nutanix announces partnership with Microsoft Azure

In the framework of the cooperation, the companies will supply a hybrid solution with seamless application mobility as well as unified management and expansion of joint cloud infrastructure  

A protest in Gaza against the agreement with Bahrain at the end of last week. Photo: REUTERS/Ibraheem Abu Mastafa

Bahrain: Normalization of relations with Israel will protect us from Iran

Ahead of the signing of an agreement on establishment of diplomatic relations, the Bahraini interior minister issued a statement in which he said that it does not represent neglect of the Palestinian issue but rather strengthening of the security and economic security of the residents of Bahrain 

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The Oslo C agreement

The expected agreements with Bahrain and Abu Dhabi constitute "Oslo C" – another stake for the foundation of a Palestinian state. Like Rabin who began the process, Netanyahu is continuing it by selling territory for economic gain. Normalization is the new Oslo. A commentary   

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Bahrain jumps on the bandwagon of normalization

In a conversation with the US and Israeli leaders, the king of Bahrain emphasized the need to reach a just and comprehensive peace as a strategic option

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Forescout to defend critical devices of US military 

The US Defense Department chose the company to supply critical cybersecurity capabilities for a program that was already integrated by the Navy and the Marine Corps. It is the initial stage ahead of a giant contract that is expected to be signed by the end of the year  

The Libyan 50 dinar banknote. Photo: Bigstock

Economy in Libya

Commentary: All the military groups operating in Libya, in the East and in the West, are linked to the war economy and inextricably tied to the parallel para- or totally illegal economy. The economic crisis, connected with the non-existence of a strong and credible central state, perpetuates the positive incentives for all those who take advantage of the state dysfunctions

South Korean soldiers during a joint exercise with the US military last month. Photo: Kish Kim/Sipa USA via REUTERS

South Korea establishes military-wide command and control system 

It completed a comprehensive project for upgrade and integration of intelligence, communication, computer, collection and sharing systems under one roof. The new system was built over five years at a cost of $124 million

A Chinese aircraft carrier during an exercise, 2019. Photo: Oriental Image via REUTERS

US Defense Department: Chinese Navy is largest in world

According to a special report on the topic of military and security developments involving China, the country today has a force of 350 naval platforms. Also, there has been advancement in the building of the fleet's third aircraft carrier that will be larger and more sophisticated than its predecessors  

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INNONATION launches innovation center in China

The new center in Hangzhou, the Internet, AI and blockchain capital of China, will promote collaborations, investments and deals between Israeli companies and local giants led by Ali Baba, auto giant Geely and medical companies

The MQ-9 Reaper drone. Photo: US Air Force website

New artificial intelligence system for American drone

The Reaper MQ-9 is now equipped with an ultramodern pod that enables location and identification of targets and tracking of them using algorithms based on machine learning. The first test flight took place last week 

An Afghan policeman stands guard at a checkpoint in Kabul, Afghanistan. REUTERS/Omar Sobhani

The Afghan intelligence services

Commentary: The Afghan Intelligence Services collect information mainly in major cities and in the areas most controlled by the government, and this often leads the decision-makers who use this intelligence to make severe evaluation errors. Currently as in the past, the real problem for Afghanistan is Pakistan, which keeps on supporting terrorist groups operating in Afghanistan and in other parts of the world.

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US Cyber Command shifts from defense to offense

The command moved to a new headquarters in Georgia where an advanced operations center was established to enable the command to combine data and intelligence with operations and thus participate fully in offensive and influential operations

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Galileo Tech to merge with Bright Innovations

As part of the memorandum, Bright undertook to sign a conditional franchise MOU from an American company that develops technology for connectivity and wide-band communication networks and is secured with unique cyber security for vehicles

Uri Shavit, CIO of the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange. Photo: Guy Asayag

Digital transformation at the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange

A solution was integrated to enable single sign-on and advanced security on the path to digital transformation and accessibility of data to the public in Israel and overseas   

Prime Minister Avdullah Hoti (L) of Kosovo and US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. State Department Photo by Freddie Everett/Public Domain

Kosovo normalizes relations with Israel

Trump at the White House: normalization of ties between Israel and Kosovo, the moving of Serbia's embassy in Israel to Jerusalem, and economic ties between Serbia and Kosovo. The agreements were welcomed by Netanyahu 

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The Turkey-Cyprus-Israel area and Greece

Commentary:  On the geopolitical level, Turkish President Erdogan reaffirms the pieces of the traditional Turkish global strategy: firstly, careful control of Mediterranean ports to avoid the sensitive areas of Ankara's territory being the target of easy enemy operations; secondly - and this is the core of the issue - Cyprus.

Hellfire missiles being loaded onto an Apache helicopter. Photo: US Army Acquisition Support Center

UK to purchase 395 Hellfire missiles from US

The estimated $46 million deal is expected to help the U.K. maintain its capability to execute missions across a full range of military operations