The United Arab Enemies and Bahrain are only the third and fourth Arab country in history to establish diplomatic ties with the state of Israel.
In his paper "Reinventing the Middle East" written in 2018, Martin El-Khouri argued that stability in the Middle East is only achievable if the ties between Sunni-Arab states increase. He also claimed that peace between the Gulf-Arab states and the state of Israel is already being negotiated. According to him, Israel's security interests in the region are aligned with those of Saudi Arabia, the UAE and other members of the GCC. The Trump administration shares the the desire to further contain Iran, and hence, has already started to act as an intermediary between the "alleged enemies" Saudi Arabia and Israel since Trump was elected into office. In fact, in 2018 already, numerous events and claims from high officials of Israel, Saudi Arabia and the UAE have already hinted at a normalization of relations, which now has become a reality. How can the Abraham accords change the trajectory, the Middle East has taken? And what do the corruption allegations against Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu and the upcoming US-elections have to do with all of this? And, what comes next? Will tensions with Iran increase? Or are we witnessing a new dawn for a peaceful Middle East?
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