Speaking at a memorial ceremony for former Israeli Prime Minister Levi Eshkol, Benjamin Netanyahu revealed that Tel Aviv has developed ties with 6 states in the region despite their animosity towards Israel over the past decades.

“We are doing this with large parts of the Arab and Muslim world through an accelerated process of normalisation […] These days Israel is making contact with half a dozen important Arab and Muslim nations, which were, until recently, hostile to Israel”, he said.

The Israeli prime minister further stated that neighbouring states will only achieve peace with Israel after it convinces them “that our power and presence here are certain facts”. However, he admitted that not all countries will go along with this.

“We are advancing that process of recognition and agreement with the rest of our neighbours, not all of them, but with most of them”, Netanyahu said.

His statements come amid a recent scandal involving the prime minister refusing to call Israel “a country for all its citizens”, noting that under the law it is a Jewish nation-state. Despite the fact, that Netanyahu noted that his government has “no problem with the Arab citizens of Israel” and has done more for Arab population than any other, the prime minister faced accusations of racism and making Arabs “second-class citizens”.

The much criticised by both public figures and Israeli population nation-state law, passed in 2018, grants only Jewish people the right to self-determination and declares Hebrew as the only official language of Israel, stripping Arabic of the same status.

Apart from Egypt and Jordan, most Arab and Muslim states in the region do not recognise Israel and deny it the right to exist. However, various media reports suggest Tel Aviv is holding non-official talks with many of these states.

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu also previously revealed that Israel had had “contacts” with Saudi Arabia, which he said “have been kept in general secret”.

Israel’s strained ties with neighbours in the region are tightly connected with the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, which until the present lacks resolution. However, this fact didn’t stop some of the states from signing peace treaties with Tel Aviv and opening mutual diplomatic missions.

 

 

Source: Sputnik

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It is an open secret that several Arab states consider Iran and Turkey more dangerous to their interests and security than Israel.

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BTW, Israel has never been dangerous for any of its neighbours as long as these didn’t attacked them first. IDF never started a single war.

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@Daeshbags-Sux,, mon cher svp update Your history. IDF attacked in 1967 preemptively like the German imperial army in 1914. IDF also joined the Suez war of 1956 – together with the United Kingdom and France.

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3 cases are obvious about “secret” relationships : KSA, UAE and Bahrain. Oman and Kuwait : likely too, but… who may be the 6th?

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Are left : Yemen, Lebanon, Qatar, Iraq and Syria. The legitimate Yemeni govt being at odds with Iran, Yemen would make sense, others being more dubious at it…

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@Pink, thx for your interesting contribution.
Did not know.

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Mon cher, Egypt and Jordan and Yours make seven. 😀

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@Daeshbags-Sux,

I’d go for Egypt and Jordan + KSA, UAE and Oman.
And either Bahrain or Kuwait.

Bahrain recognized Israel’s right to exist in May 2018.

Kuwait probably still refuses entry to anyone with a passport issued by Israel or documenting travel to the State of Israel;

But I am not sure.

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likely Morocco or Tunisia

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I suppose we are to believe such lies. They (these 6) are just now becoming friendly? Not likely at all. This is the facade that Israel and the bought Arabs would like us to believe. The reality is that they have been in bed for decades…otherwise NONE of them would have US weapons. That only happens when Israel does not object. Saudi has been buying US aircraft since the beginning of the Reagan admin…the others merely followed suit. What a load of Bibi c**p.