Ex-Qatari PM: Israel and Gulf states to sign non-aggression pact soon

US President Donald Trump’s deal of the century “will be followed by a non-aggression agreement between Israel and the countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council in addition to Egypt, Jordan and possibly Morocco,” tweets Sheikh Hamad Bin Jassim.

by i24NEWS , Israel Hayom Staff

Ex-Qatari PM: Israel and Gulf states to sign non-aggression pact soon

Former Qatari Prime Minister Sheikh Hamad Bin Jassim | Archives: AP

Qatar’s former prime minister claimed on Monday that a non-aggression pact between Gulf states and Israel will soon be signed and may include the North African country of Morocco.

In a statement posted to Twitter, Sheikh Hamad Bin Jassim declared: “On December 14 last year, I posted a tweet in which I spoke about the deal of the century and said that it would be announced at the beginning of this year.

“Now it will be followed by a non-aggression agreement between Israel and the countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council in addition to Egypt, Jordan and possibly Morocco.”

The former Qatari politician noted that he was “not against” such an agreement with Israel, and believed the unanimous decision taken by the Arab League to reject the deal last week was not in the best interest of the region.

“Although there are Arab countries that promised the American side that they would take a positive position on the deal, but they did not, and they justified this by saying that they could not because of the media,” said Jassim.

He added that “the Arab side follows a policy based on short-term tactics, while the Israeli side places its policies on long-term strategic foundations.”

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  1. This is one of the very good things Trump & Kushner have done in their process of creating Trump’s Vision for Peace. They actually have made it easier some Arab States who are allies of the USA to start working with Israeli peacefully in public. That is very slowly becoming the norm.

    The Pals are not ready for peace with Israel but many Arab countries are.

    This is also why it is good to along with the Trump’s Committee for recognizing Israeli Settlements. Even though I read in between the lines what they call the Jordan Valley may not be exactly what is calling the Jordan Valley. We will see how this all works out.

  2. Unless non-aggression can be considered to include incitement and negative propaganda I don’t see such a pact as making much of a difference.

  3. @ Buzz of the Orient:This helps more normalization such more business deals. Using airspace to fly over. Potentially more things.

    Peace treaties would like require a deal with PA which is not happening.

    Already with some of these countries Israel does business and has military intelligence sharing. With UAE Israel has helped them with certain aircraft for their defense against Iran.

  4. @ Bear Klein:

    Yes, Bear, I agree with you that there can be some benefits to such a limited relationship. Whether such a pact would be honourably maintained does concern me somewhat.

  5. Any sort of treaty between Israel and some Arab states would involve normalization of relations. And that would be a positive development. Rome wasn’t built in a day, and peace doesn’t “break out” all at once, unless perhaps one side suffers a total military defeat and is forced to accept a foreign occupation, as in the aftermath of World War II.

    The U,S. and Vietnam now appear to be the best of friends. At least three U.S. President’s have visited Hanoi. President Trump has visited Hanoi several times to attend regional peace and trade conferences with several Pacific nations that were hosted by Hanoi. Many U.S. tourists now vacation in Vietnam. But of course normalization of U.S.–Vietnam relations took some time after the Vietnamese war, which was long and bitter, and caused heavy casualties to both sides.

    A non-aggression pact between Israel and the Arab states could include provisions to prohibit incitement of hatred, and some some kind of joinst commission to at least try to enforce these provisions.

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