Category: Abraham Accords

I told interlocuters in the Arabian Gulf last weekend that Israel firmly will assert its sovereignty and governance in the face of Israeli Arab and Palestinian lawlessness. That is what most Israelis expect of their new government! At the same time, I assured Israel's Emirati and Bahraini allies that Israel will do so without racist incitement and delegitimizing rhetoric, and without crude demonstrations of its power, but rather with finely calibrated tools and from an approach of maximum willingness to dialogue. (I hope that I am right....)
President Biden should not come to the Mideast without a useful agenda that includes truly confronting Iran.
Biden ought to move beyond his Trump traumas and Iran illusions to get behind the Abraham Accords, bringing Riyadh into the regional peace revolution.
Western progressives are dissing rather than embracing the Abraham Accords. This is a tragedy. Time to rebrand the Accords and get the Biden administration to adopt a more enthusiastic approach to expanding Arab/Islamic peace with Israel.
Looking ahead, this is what I see: A rotten nuclear deal with Iran, conflict with Hamas and Hezbollah, government stability but stagnation, and despite it all – a banner economic year for Israel.
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