“Israel’s” diplomatic overtures towards Abu Dhabi have been followed by other conciliatory gestures towards the Gulf Cooperation Council [GCC] states. “Israeli” officials have engaged in covert dialogues with their Saudi counterparts on containing Iran. Qatar has also tried to revive unofficial diplomatic ties with “Israel” that were severed following the 2008-09 “Israeli” airstrikes on the Gaza Strip.
Since the 1967 Arab-“Israeli” war, “Israeli” policymakers have used pledges to compromise on Palestinian self-determination to neutralize the so-called threat Arab states pose to “Israel’s” “security”.
Some “Israeli” business elites have embraced GCC economic overtures, as they believe that deeper informal engagement with Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Qatar will prevent “Israeli” economic isolation. The so-called “Israeli” Peace Initiative, founded by London-based “Israeli” billionaire Idan Ofer, has embraced economic deals with the GCC bloc as a gateway to lasting “peace” in the Middle East.
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