Although it is claimed that ‘Israel' and Saudi Arabia have no diplomatic relations, Saudi officials have recently been willing to meet ‘Israeli' officials publicly.
General Yakov Amidror, a former senior advisor to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, and former Saudi intelligence chief Prince Turki al-Faisal might have seemed an odd pair when they met publicly at the Washington Institute in Washington, DC last year.
According to Amidror, al-Faisal said once ‘Israel' reaches an agreement with the Palestinians, "together we can change the Middle East." He added, "There is nothing that can stop the combination of ‘Israeli' money and the Saudi mind."
Saudi Arabia and other Gulf States share common goals with ‘Israel,' one of which is developing new energy, water, and agricultural technology.
In 2015, the Zionist entity opened its first diplomatic mission in the United Arab Emirates, and there are extensive business ties between ‘Israel' and Gulf countries valued at hundreds of millions of dollars.
Meanwhile, Egypt and Jordan already have longstanding peace treaties with ‘Israel.' And Zionist Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has reached out to more of the Arab world as efforts for a deal with the Palestinians have foundered.
According to Times of ‘Israel' Editor David Horvitz, Netanyahu "has wanted to believe that if ‘Israel' can deepen its relations more widely across the region, that may lead to the Palestinians being prodded in a more compromising direction by other Arab parties."
In other words, Netanyahu hopes his new Arab friends may be able to nudge the Palestinians back to negotiations.
Amidror further sees the Gulf States as "prisoners of their own propaganda" because they spent years telling their own people "that ‘Israel' is an enemy, that it is occupying the Palestinians."
"Today we know for sure, meeting many people from those countries, that they don't care about the Palestinians. They don't care about the details of the agreement that ‘Israel' will reach with the Palestinians. But they need it before they declare the open relations with ‘Israel.'"
Yet whether openly or under the table, ‘Israel's' relations with Saudi Arabia and the Gulf States are likely to continue to expand.
Source: News Agencies, Edited by website team