Zionist regime Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu recently announced his decision to participate in International Exhibition ‘Expo 2020’ in Dubai. He said the Zionist regime’s presence at the Emirates Expo is a sign of progress in normalization of relations with the Arab countries. The Israeli prime minister emphasized that the regime is developing relations with at least six Arab states, which seems to eventually lead to friendly relations.
Earlier, Israel’s Foreign Minister Yisrael Katz had presented a plan to the Persian Gulf Arab states to settle with Israel and put an end to existing tensions. Meanwhile, the Israeli Foreign Minister traveled to the United Arab Emirates in July for the first time in Tel Aviv’s ongoing efforts to normalize relations with the Persian Gulf Arab states.
Of course, the project of normalization of relations between Arab states and Israel is not new. In fact, the first step in this direction was taken by the late Egyptian President Anwar Sadat when he travelled to the Occupied Territories in 1977 that somehow broke the taboo of establishing relations with Tel Aviv by the Arab capitals. In examining this Egyptian decision, one must consider the numerous defeats of the Arab states against the Zionist regime since the creation of the Occupation Territories, including the 1967 war and the defeat of Egypt under the leadership of Gamal Abdel Nasser by the Zionist regime.
After the visit by Anwar Sadat we saw the signing of the Camp David Accord, which was concluded after twelve days of secret US-mediated negotiations at Camp David, one of the Presidential Resorts in the United States. The agreement was signed on September 17, 1978 in the presence of Jimmy Carter, the then US president at the White House. The Camp David Accord was the first peace treaty between the parties to the Arab-Israeli war that led to peace between Egypt and Israel.
Following the signing of the Camp David peace treaty between the Zionist regime and Egypt, some countries have sought to follow Cairo since 1990 to secretly establish political relations with Tel Aviv. At the forefront of these actions are some of Jordan’s post-1990 efforts.
In the last decade, one of the countries seeking to enhance relations with the Zionist regime and recognize it in the Middle East due to its hostility to Iran is Saudi Arabia. After the coming to power of King Salman he insists that the main enemy of Arabs is not Israel but Iran.
Riyadh, through some political connections under the leadership and management of Donald Trump is trying to form an anti-Iranian coalition, or Hebrew Arab NATO, in the region. Although the Hebrew Arab NATO has not yet been formally established in the region, the US president is trying to negotiate military agreements with these regimes and establish strategic links between the Arab regimes and Israel through the petro-dollars of Saudi Arabia and some of its allies.
Saudi Arabia sought regional coalitions against Tehran after the Iran Nuclear Agreement (formally known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action) fearful of its interests being undermined in the region and concerned about empowerment of Iran in strategic areas, particularly in Yemen, Iraq and Syria began forging regional alliances against Tehran. However, despite the use of various types of military tools and financial strength, these Arab countries, led by Saudi Arabia, could not resist Iran’s natural influence in the region. So Saudi Arabia tried to bring the Zionist regime in.
In such circumstances, in addition to Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Bahrain have also joined the anti-Iranian coalition in the region.
The main goal of the Zionist regime in getting close to certain Arab states, especially Saudi Arabia, on the one hand, is to show that some Arab leaders have recognized its legitimacy and to get close to Iran’s strategic borders, on the other side.
By pursuing these goals, Riyadh seeks security and military interests. On the other hand, Donald Trump’s initiatives in the region are often aimed at preserving Israeli military superiority and somehow forgetting the Palestinian issue in the Middle East. The US and Israel by deceiving the .public opinion and by pretending that Israel’s relations with Arabs are normal seek to portray Iran as the main enemy so that the Zionist regime could maintain the Gaza Strip as the largest prison in the region.
Meanwhile, these Arab states are betraying the Palestinian cause under numerous peace treaties and military and economic contracts with the Israeli regime. Of course, there are also countries that continue to defend the Palestinian cause, such as Syria, Iraq and Yemen. In the region, despite some disputes between Iran and Turkey over the Syrian issue, Ankara continues to support some Palestinian groups, including Hamas, against Israeli aggression.
It should be noted that the efforts of the Arab states, the Zionist regime and the United States to shake the Syrian government were because Syria is considered the link of the Resistance. Efforts are made to shake up the struggle against the Zionist regime and prevent escalation of the struggles against Israel and its military supremacy.
But despite all the efforts in the region currently the Resistance led by Iran and some Arab countries continue to support the Palestinian cause and regard any proximity to Israel a betrayal of the Palestinian cause.
Finally, despite decades of efforts by Tel Aviv to normalize relations with the Arabs aimed at stabilizing military superiority and dictating its warmongering policies in the region, and despite US support Israel because of lacking strategic depth and involvement in clashes with many jihadist movements and Palestinian groups lives with the mystery of security and the fear of losing the Occupied Territories.