July 24, 2014

Israel & Saudi Arabia: Possible Partnership?

Guzansky & Neubauer, The National Interest

The Associated Press

To Saudi Arabia, the cost of open relations with Israel at this moment in time may be higher than the benefit, given the position of the Arab street, which rejects recognition of Israel and relations with it. The other GCC monarchies are currently benefiting from the fact that covert, unofficial relations allow them to benefit from the advantages of ties with Israel without having to pay a price in public opinion, which has become more vocal since the outbreak of the so-called “Arab spring.”

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TAGGED: Middle East, Israel, Saudi Arabia

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