"a great shift taking place" in the Arab policy toward the Palestinian issue.Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says Saudi Arabia now sees Tel Aviv "as an ally rather as an enemy" as he claims
Arabia recognizes that Israel is an ally rather than an enemy because
of the two principle threats that threaten them, Iran and Daesh," he
told CNN’s Fareed Zakaria on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum in Davos Friday.
Saudi Arabia and Israel are fiercely opposed to a nuclear accord
between Iran and the West which came into force recently. They are
worried the agreement could boost Iran's role in the region.
Last week, The Wall Street Journal reported that Israel was actively seeking to strengthen ties with Arab powers in the wake of the nuclear deal with Iran.
ideology is rooted in Wahhabism which is widely promoted by Saudi
clerics and tolerated by the kingdom's rulers. Both Saudi Arabia and
Israel support Takfiri groups fighting in Syria. Meanwhile, there is no
known case of a Daesh attack on either Saudi or Israeli targets.
Netanyahu also said "there
is a great shift taking place" in the Saudi-led policy toward the
Palestinian issue, citing Israel's "relationships" with unknown Arab
these relationships that are taking place now with the Arab world, that
could actually help us resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and
we’re actually working towards that end,” he said.
overtures to Saudi Arabia and its allies come in the midst of
international outcry after Tel Aviv declared 154 hectares (380 acres) of
Palestinian territory in the Jordan Valley as “state lands.”
Steinitz, Israel’s minister for national infrastructure, energy, and
water, returned recently from an energy conference in the UAE, where Tel
Aviv recently established a diplomatic mission. Israel’s Channel 2
suggested that the real aim of the trip may have been for the two sides
to covertly conduct strategy meetings.
In recent months,
Egypt returned its ambassador to Tel Aviv while a group of Jordanian
pilots paid a “working visit” to Israel and trained closely with their
Israeli counterparts during US-sponsored military exercises.
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan also recently expressed an interest in
easing up tensions with Israel after reaching an agreement
to restore relations last month. Sudan is also said to be considering
normalizing ties with Israel.
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