Israel and the United Arab Emirates have  signed their first-ever agreement, in the areas of banking and finance. More agreements will be signed in the coming weeks as the two countries press ahead with normalization of ties ahead of a formal signing ceremony in Washington.

Dr Yoel Guzansky is a Senior Research Fellow at Tel Aviv university's Institute for National Security Studies and a former official at the National Security Council

KAN's Mark Weiss put it to him that  Israel's relations with the UAE promise to be much warmer than the ties with Egypt and Jordan, the other two Arab states that have diplomatic relations with Israel.