Don't Follow Them

Aug 17, 2023 09:34 am
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Don't Follow Them

Maariv – Adapted


In order to establish a rational and intelligent foundation for normalization between Israel and Saudi Arabia, it is necessary to consider the benefits of the Arab world and Saudi interests. Not only this, but the Palestinian behavior in the Arab world and the Israeli government's reputation for deterrence should be considered as well.

1. The agreement field is pure Arabic. It is characterized by a lack of coexistence in peace and democracy, and tyrant rulers who reach positions by strength. Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman makes a sensitive contribution to the "Ibrahim Accords" by demonstrating courage and determination in pursuing dramatic (including religious) cultural change for his country.

2. The Crown Prince's stance on Israel is motivated by a Saudi interest rather than Palestinian one. He sees security, technological, and diplomatic benefits in this normalization. To wit, he considers Israel a partner in achieving "Vision 2030" and a counterweight to common foes like Iran and terrorism, especially in light of the waning deterrent power of the United States and NATO.

3. Bin Salman limits his support for the Palestinians with caution because he is aware of their cooperation with military organizations from around the world. He also does not sacrifice a Saudi issue for the sake of the Palestinians and does not grant them the green light to destroy Israel.

4. The main factor encouraging Saudi Arabia to strengthen its connection with Israel is the country's reputation as a deterrent. Salman prefers Israel as a deterrent entity, not a defeated one. 

In conclusion, Saudi Arabia does not operate for the benefit of the Palestinians but rather in conformity with the realities and interests of the Middle East. Saudi Arabia recognizes Israel's deterrent power and its assistance to the defense of Vision 2030, even though it does not view the Jewish State as a desirable component of the "House of Islam." As a result, agreements were made to increase collaboration, perhaps even a "peace agreement."