Could the Saudi-Iranian Deal Lead to Saudi Peace with Israel?

(Jerusalem Post) Hussain Abdul-Hussain - Exchanging pledges of mutual non-intervention with Iran may suggest that Saudi Arabia is still preparing for possible normalization with Israel. After all, if the Saudis sue for peace with Israel, the last thing they want is to have an antagonistic Iran instigating against them. Saudi Arabia has appointed a new information (media) minister, Salman Aldosary, a columnist and an influential voice on social media, who is known for his support of the Abraham Accords. In 2020, after Palestinians burned pictures of the Saudi King and Prince following the Abraham Accords, Aldosary wrote that the Palestinians "have liberated the kingdom from any ethical or political commitment to these parties in the future." Saudi Arabia "makes its decisions based on its national interests and those of its people, first, second and 10th." The writer is a research fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies.

2023-03-20 00:00:00

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