A simulation by Wikistrat explored opportunities for Israel-Gulf relations in 2025 following the signing of a peace treaty between Israel and Saudi Arabia.
This should not be an additional cause for US president-elect Joe Biden to realign America’s Mideast policy, and move its orientation away from countries like Egypt and Saudi Arabia, and toward Iran.
Bahrain's economy is heavily dependent on that of Saudi Arabia, making it an easy conduit for Saudi businesspeople to connect to Israel.
If MBS would make peace with Israel now, he would lock in support and deep gratitude from these two vocal and influential constituencies.
Aides said the Crown Prince would prefer to save such a deal for the incoming administration.
Qatar’s association with Iran is complicated.
The UAE is the country most Israelis want to visit.
Rapprochement in the Gulf is not an overnight phenomenon
"There’s an alarming connection to the really destructive policies Israel is proposing and how much of it is being rubber stamped by this administration."
Ties between Israel and Saudi Arabia have been warming up in recent months.