Soccer leagues sign agreement
Politics, diplomacy and strategic developments
August 13, 2020
Israel and the US announce normalization
In an agreement brokered by the United States, Israel and the United Arab Emirates announced they would normalize ties
September 11, 2020
Bahrain announces normalized ties with Israel
In an agreement coming in the wake of UAE-Israel ties, Bahrain also said it would normalize ties with Israel.
October 19, 2020
First commercial flight lands in Israel
Etihad Airways Flight No. 9607 landed at Israel's Ben-Gurion international airport at 7 a.m.
October 20, 2020
Visa-free travel announced
Israel and the United Arab Emirates agreed to allow their citizens reciprocal visa-free travel as direct flights were scheduled to begin.