The Normalization of Saudi-Israeli Normalization

(Middle East Eye-UK) Rayhan Uddin - Despite having no official ties, Saudi Arabia and Israel have forged relations across a number of areas over the past decade. Representatives from the two countries have held meetings and cooperated on defense, technology, trade routes and airspace. In 2020, Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu reportedly met with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in the new Saudi megacity Neom. Andreas Krieg, assistant professor at King's College in London's defense studies department, said that Saudi Arabia's crown prince is "trying to see how the reaction is among the Saudi population, [and] Muslims and Arabs more widely. What we're seeing at the moment is the normalization of normalization."

2023-10-02 00:00:00

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