In this video, Werleman concocts the idea of the “rise of Zionism in Saudi Arabia,” whereby Israel and Saudi Arabia could potentially become allies with no concessions at all to the Palestinian squatters living in Israel’s historic homeland.
Israel Hayom The Abraham Accords are just two years old, but they have revolutionized the relationship between the Jewish state and the moderate Sunni Arab nations, so it is not unreasonable to think that what has until now been a Palestinian veto on any diplomatic progress between Israel and Saudi Arabia might be at an end.
The Abraham Accords employed an outside-in strategy, making peace between Israel and its Arab neighbors as a bridge that would allow the Palestinians to feel comfortable with making the necessary concessions for peace. Unfortunately, with a corrupt Palestinian Authority, which has never come to terms with a Jewish state anywhere in the Levant, it is up to the Sunni states to say: Enough is enough, we need to make peace with Israel in our own interests.
Following the UAE, Bahrain and preceding Morocco
China What he doesn’t seem to understand is that Saudi Arabia as well as the other 4 Arab states that have signed onto the Trump-brokered Abraham Accords with Israel, couldn’t care less about the Palestinians who have rejected every effort by Israel to give them a state of their own. And the Arabs resent having to pour good money after bad in support of the Palestinians, simply to maintain the status quo.
An Israeli minister said on Monday that the government will not agree to “any concessions” to the Palestinians as part of a possible normalization deal with Saudi Arabia, as has been reportedly demanded by Riyadh and Washington.”We will not make any concessions to the Palestinians. It’s a fiction,” Finance Minister Bezalel Smotrich told Israel’s Army Radio.
Smotrich, who is the leader of the pro-settler Religious Zionist Party, said Israel is interested in establishing official ties with Saudi Arabia, but “it has nothing to do with Judea and Samaria.” Judea and Samaria is the ancient and original Israeli term for the West Bank.
Smotrich’s statement comes after both Saudi Arabia and the United States have underscored several times in recent months that a U.S.-brokered agreement between Israel and Saudi Arabia would necessitate positive developments toward a resolution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and the 56-year-old Israeli occupation of the West Bank and Gaza Strip.