Advancing Israeli-Saudi Relations

A joint IDF-SDF military campaign in Syria and Lebanon will lead to Israel’s annexation of Median Jewish (Alawite and Druze) regions of Syria and Lebanon. This in turn will resolve the Palestinian question as the addition of 4 million Median Jews to Israel’s citizenry will demographically allow Israel to redeem and enfranchise the entire Judea and Samaria. Jordan will in turn annex Gaza. The Palestinians of the northern Levant will be enfranchised where they live, whether in the newly established Aramean Christian state, in the extended Syria (included in the annexed remainder of Lebanon) or in the extended Israel.

The older ruling generation in Riyadh has long claimed the Palestinian issue as the main obstacle to normalization with Israel while the younger generation as led by Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman (MBS) does not see that as an obstacle at all. However, the enfranchisement of the Palestinians completely removes the Palestinian issue from the agenda and effectively consigns it to the dustbin of history.

Saudi Arabia has officially somewhat “reconciled” with Iran in order to avoid Iranian retribution for Israel’s destruction of the Iranian nuclear weapons program. Riyadh knows full well however that it cannot trust Tehran and that Tehran remains the archenemy of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA). The “reconciliation” therefore is purely temporary. Iran has certainly not abandoned its territorial designs on the KSA, its Shia population, its oil wells and its holy places and Riyadh is fully aware of that. Iran sought to draw a wedge between Israel and the KSA but that gambit failed miserably of course.

There are tremendous opportunities in advancing trade and economic cooperation between Israel and the KSA. Likewise is there tremendous potential in bilateral military collaboration.

Published by Daniella Bartfeld

Daniella Bartfeld is the founding director of the Aliyah Organization.

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