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Saudi Arabia Shuns Israel’s Overtures

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Saudi Arabia Shuns Israel’s Overtures

If you take Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at his word, Israel and Saudi Arabia could be on the cusp of establishing diplomatic relations and becoming good neighbors and even allies. This may happen one day, but at the moment, there are no solid indicators that this scenario will pan out. If anything, the Saudis still […]

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Israel Laboring Under An Illusion

Filed in Middle East by on February 8, 2018 0 Comments
Israel Laboring Under An Illusion

Without divulging names, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has let it be known that Israel has established informal and unofficial bilateral relations with Sunni Arab regimes fearful of Iran’s growing influence in the Middle East, particularly in Syria and Lebanon. It’s no big secret that Saudi Arabia, an oil-rich conservative ally of the United States, […]

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Israel Seeks Cooperation With Saudi Arabia

Filed in Middle East by on September 1, 2015 0 Comments
Israel Seeks Cooperation With Saudi Arabia

In the early 1980s, Israel lodged vigorous protests with West Germany over its plan to sell state-of-the-art Leopard tanks to Saudi Arabia, claiming the sale would threaten its security. But in 2011, when unified Germany announced its intention to sell the Saudis 200 Leopards in a deal worth $2.5 billion, Israel did not object, calling […]

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