Israeli PM to pay first visit to UAE since formalising ties

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By Dan Williams JERUSALEM (Reuters) -Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett will travel to the United Arab Emirates on Sunday and meet the Gulf state’s de facto ruler in the highest-level visit since the countries formalised relations last year. The trip comes amid heightened regional tension as world powers’ try to renew a nuclear deal with Iran. Israel has broached setting up joint defences with Gulf Arab states that share its concern over Iranian activities. Yet UAE has recently mounted outreach to neighbouring Iran, sending a top official there last Monday. “I will be going out today to th…

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