by Daniel Siryoti
WAM's Hebrew-language news outlet is the first of its kind in the UAE and the Persian Gulf in general, and covers current affairs, news and provides information on a number of subjects.
|WAM's Hebrew-language website|
In yet another sign of the burgeoning relationship between Israel and the United Arab Emirates, WAM, the official news agency of the UAE, recently launched a news site in Hebrew. The Hebrew-language news outlet is the first of its kind in the UAE and the Persian Gulf in general, and covers current affairs, news and provides information on a number of subjects. The site is partnered with Israeli news agency Tazpit Press Service (TPS).
In addition to the partnership deal with WAM, TPS has also entered partnerships with news agencies in Spain, Romania, Azerbaijan, Armenia and North Macedonia. TPS also works with 67 other independent news outlets that subscribe to its services in Israel and across the globe.
WAM covers local, regional and global current events 24/7 in 19 different languages. Millions of users from the Middle East and beyond visit the site every day. WAM has also launched several Hebrew-language accounts on various social media platforms.
"The new Hebrew-language news service is another phase in the implementation of the Abraham Accords signed between Gulf countries and Israel, and in the peaceful relations developing between the UAE and the State of Israel in numerous fields," said WAM CEO Mohammed Jalal Al Raisi.
Raisi added: "The service in Hebrew was launched with the encouragement and support of all the Emirati leaders comprising the UAE to highlight the importance of the Abraham Accords' achievements."