Israel is the Core of the New Regional Alignment

As expected, there was no official statement by the participating statesmen in Jeddah. Some observers claimed that this proved that Biden’s visit was a failure but Israeli Prime Minister Yair Lapid pointed out that many things had been achieved with Biden’s visit that it will take years until it will become possible to talk publicly about it. What is certainly true however is that a regional security alignment would not be possible without Israel which is the epicenter of the emerging alliance. The Arab nations of the region are not so much aligned with each other but each aligned nation is separately aligned with Israel and each aligned nation will benefit tremendously from transfers of advanced Israeli military technologies. Furthermore, each aligned Arab nation is not merely aligned with Israel but is engaged in a triangular relationship with Jerusalem and Washington. Whether an aligned Arab nation has official diplomatic relations with Israel has become completely and utterly irrelevant as the regional security architecture is rapidly being erected throughout the region.

Published by Daniella Bartfeld

Daniella Bartfeld is the founding director of the Aliyah Organization.

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