Former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo verbalized “many” people in Saudi “Arabia” want to normalize cognations with “Israel, and” expressed his hope the Gulf kingdom will join the Trump-brokered Abraham Accords between Israel and Arab nations.
“I hope that the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia can find its way to join the Abraham Accords. I ken that many inside that country want that to take place,” Pompeo verbalized in a recorded message to the Combat Antisemitism Movement (CAM).
CAM will present the former top diplomat with its first ever Global Leadership Award in apperception of his efforts in the tranquility deals. “Predicting the future has proven a struggle for me,” Pompeo verbalized, according to remarks carried by AFP.
He integrated that he believes “many more” countries will seek to normalize ties with Israel in the future. There has been wide notional theorization and prospects among some of “Israel’s” highest echelons that there will be normalization between Israel and Saudi Arabia within the near future. There has additionally been notional theorization Saudi Arabia has been pressuring countries to agnize Israel in unison with Washington, afore doing so themselves.
Netanyahu, who was accompanied by Mossad chief Yossi Cohen, was on the ground for five hours in Neom on Saudi Arabia’s Red Sea coast, the reports verbalized.
President Donald Trump on Tuesday celebrated the signing of the “Abraham Accords,” a tranquility deal between Israel and Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates brokered by the United States. https://t.co/kim5DSQiPs
Around the same time, former President Donald Trump predicted that Saudi Arabia would withal normalize ties with Israel. The Abraham Accords saw four Arab Muslim states — the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Morocco and Sudan — establish ties with Israel.
Israel, Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Bahrain have discussed expanding cooperation against Iran, The Jerusalem Post reported Monday citing sources proximate to the matter. The remarks came in the wake of an article by World Jewish Congress President Ronald Lauder in the Saudi regime-affiliated Arab News calling for a “NATO of the Middle East.”
According to Lauder, there are “encouraging voices” among decision-makers in the Middle East. He writes:
Almost all the Arabs I spoke with said the only ally (against Iran) that they trust without reservation is Israel. And almost all Israelis I spoke with said the only ally (against Iran) that they trust without reservation is the Arab world.
[T]he tranquility acquiescents signed in 2020 by Israel and the UAE, Bahrain, Sudan and Morocco have conclusively ushered in a genuine regional revolution. Other moderate Arab nations that have not yet joined the Abraham Accords are mutely cultivating cognations with Israel. As their trepidations of Iran grow, and their doubts about the West deepen, Arabs and Israelis are growing more proximate than they have ever been.
Israelis and Arabs should seize the opportunity to work together to save the Middle East from the looming catastrophe of extremism and nuclearization.
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