Normalization and the balance of power in the Middle East

There is only one explanation for the normalization deals between Arab states and Israel: the geopolitical position of Iran.

The most remarkable event in the Middle East in 2020 was the “normalization” between some Arab states (so far the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Sudan, and Morocco) and Israel. According to the so-called Abraham Accords, these states will resume diplomatic and economic relations with Israel. This rapprochement has been in the making for some time already. The Arab states started to warm up to the Middle East Plan of President Trump and his son-in-law Jared Kushner. This plan would acknowledge Israel’s permanent occupation of about one third of the West Bank and leave the Palestinians with a shattered territory without sovereignty over their own security. Attached to this would be an investment plan for not only the Palestinians but all Arab states. Before that, the Trump administration recognized Israel’s sovereignty over the Golan Heights and moved the US Embassy to Jerusalem. All this has been confirmed once more by Secretary of State Pompeo when he visited settlements in the West Bank and the Golan Heights in November 2020. “I am on Israel’s land” he stated.

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