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Saudi-Israel Normalization: What’s the deal?

Filed under: Israel, Saudi Arabia, The Middle East
Publication: Our Middle East: An Insider’s View

Is normalization a fact or a fiction fantasized by a misguided White House? Would a Saudi/Israel normalization even be good for Israel? Does Saudi Arabia even want peace with Israel?

In this episode of Our Middle East, Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs President Dan Diker speaks with U.S.-based Middle East analyst Irina Tsukerman of the Arabian Peninsula Institute about the “security mayhem” of the Middle East.

They discuss:

  • what really is going on in Saudi Arabia and what are their interests
  • if public normalization is advantageous or even possible for Israel
  • Washington’s missteps and misunderstandings of the players involved
  • Russia and China’s involvement in the region.