The Abraham Accords, signed in 2020, normalized diplomatic relations between Israel and several Arab states, including the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Sudan, and Morocco. The accords marked a significant shift in regional dynamics, promoting cooperation, trade, and diplomatic ties between Israel and its Arab neighbors.
While the Abraham Accords did not lead to a snowball effect in the Gulf or among other Arab or Islamic nations, it did open the door for the possibility of the Saudis and others walking through.
Former senior advisor Aryeh Lightstone looks back at the day the Abraham Accords were announced, and worries about the Biden administration shortchanging Israel with Saudi defense deal.
Focusing on the daily steps towards or away from the normalization of relations between Israel and Saudi Arabia may be doing more harm than good. A longer-term perspective is needed.
Since the inception of the Abraham Accords expectations have run high that Saudi Arabia would join.
The event, meant to promote regional peace and prosperity, comes less than three years after the Abraham Accords normalized Israel’s relations with Morocco.
Several experts spoke during Thursday’s “Celebrate the Faces of Israel” conference on the importance of tolerance and diversity in cyber education and cooperation.
The UAE is advancing cooperation with Israel in the finance, energy, security, technology, and water security sectors.