DAMASCUS, SYRIA (5:17 P.M)- Earlier this month Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu stated, that there was a “breakthrough” in the Middle East and hailed the Israeli states “best ever” ties with Gulf Arab countries. It now seems that it is not only Netanyahu that believes this to be so, Saudi Arabia are now warming up to idea of Israel as a “brotherly state”.
In May the ‘plan for partial normalisation of Israel’ was revealed – and although this was viewed to be nothing more than “just talk” and speculated to be going nowhere – Saudi Arabia and Bahrain have since publicly announced willingness to accept the normalisation of ‘the Jewish state of Israel’.
The plan back in May was laid out after Saudi Arabia and other Gulf states requested that they would act to normalise the Israeli state in their publics eyes, if Israel would slow down its settlement expansion.
There was a plan was supposedly drafted in Egypt that stated – according to a Twitter account that is reporting from within the Saudi Royal family – that, the Gulf Arab states and Egypt aim to “distance any political, cultural, educational, financial, religious effect on the people of Egypt and the Gulf States in order to reach a state of full and eternal normalisation with Israel.”
Since then the King of Bahrain ‘Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifah’ has stated that other Arab states have to be “kinder to Israel” and the Saudi Prince Mohammed Bin Salman has reportedly backed plans to accept Israel as a “brotherly state”.
An Israeli-US organisation have also invested in setting up syllabus in a school located in the rebel held Idlib province of Syria and according to the business man and head of the organisation Moti Kahana, this is hoped “to change the popular Syrian position towards Israel”.
It is clear that Israel – along with their backing of the creation of an independent Kurdish state – seem to be thinking they can buy and negotiate domination of the region (as a super power) and normalise their actions as a state.