The Israeli newspaper Arutz Sheva has reported that Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Egypt and other Persian Gulf allies have sent messages through different contacts, including former British PM Tony Blair to resume peace initiatives.
“They are expecting to receive from Israel a response and are also expecting Israel to make gestures toward the Palestinians” in the West Bank, the paper said.
The Saudi peace initiative aims for the normalization of relations between Israel and 22 Arab countries if Tel Aviv withdraws completely from the West Bank.
Israel rejects the Saudi initiative due to the fact that it calls for Israel to accept the right of return for the Palestinians who were forced to flee their homes under the Israeli occupation.
The Israeli Daily Maariv claimed earlier this month that Israel will present a bill to the Knesset calling for the annexation of 60% of the West Bank where more than 350,000 illegal settlers live.