UAE newspaper splashes Smotrich’s comments across its front page
Lazar Berman is The Times of Israel's diplomatic reporter
Amid serious turbulence in the Israel-UAE relationship, the English-language Abu Dhabi-based The National leads with Smotrich’s comments over the fold.
“Concern at Israeli Minister’s Palestine Insults,” reads the headline.
The newspaper is officially a private outlet, but it is owned by UAE’s deputy prime minister Mansour bin Zayed, brother of President Mohamad bin Zayed, and as such can be seen as a reliable expression of government sentiments.