This is what Israel should offer Saudi Arabia

Reproachment between Israel and Saudi Arabia could have serious consequences – but perhaps there is another way. 

By Jonathan Pollard, INN

What’s clear about the American led effort to bring about a rapprochement between Israel and Saudi Arabia is that it has a secondary agenda that aims to undermine not only our G-d given claim to Judea and Samaria, but also our right to implement democratically endorsed domestic policies that run counter to the government’s leftist opposition.

To accomplish these objectives the American diplomatic plan requires several Israeli concessions, which would essentially require the nullification of our last election. The concessions include our “meaningful” endorsement of a Palestinian state, and the corresponding termination of our settlement enterprise.

Given the composition of our current government, any territorial concessions, particularly those leading to the creation of a Palestinian state, would require a new National Unity government, whose creation would require the replacement of Itamar Ben-Gvir and Bezalel Smotrich with Benny Gantz and Yair Lapid.

Apart from facilitating the wholesale surrender of our Biblical heartland, this new coalition would also spell the end of any judicial reform for the foreseeable future. The American sweetener for this nightmare would, of course, be the inclusion of Saudi Arabia in the Abraham Accords.

What the Prime Minister seems oblivious to is the fact that Saudi Arabia would be willing to settle for far less from Israel in order to obtain what it wants from the Americans. The Saudis don’t love the Palestinians so much that they would be willing to loose an American defense agreement and all the high tech arms that would flow from that, just because the Arab “street” demands the creation of a Palestinian state.

Instead, Israel should quietly offer the Saudis a defense pact of its own that would probably be more credible than anything the Biden administration would offer. Although the acceptance of such a deal might jeopardize the recently agreed rapprochement between Riyadh and Tehran, we should at least offer it up in place of the Israeli concessions demanded by Washington. And who knows? The Saudis just might go for it.

August 3, 2023 | 2 Comments »

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  1. I don’t think Israel should offer SA a defense pact. There are two many contingencies. We don’t know if we can rely on the Saudis. So I am against it.

  2. Israel and Saudia Arabia defense pact????? So does that mean if Hezbollah or Iran attack Israel the Saudi’s will fight on Israel side? Saudi F-16s and F-15s are going to confront Iran on behalf of Israel? I do not believe so.

    So Israel will be required to go fight the Houti’s and Iranians on behalf of Saudi Arabia? I hope not!

    Can we trade intelligence, yes! Can we sell the Saudi’s some weapons yes. Can we offer them a defense treaty no?

    Israel can pass on full normalization and exchange of Ambassadors. Israel can expand the commercial and defense ties it has with Saudi Arabia. Saudis can publicly acknowledge this while opening a trade office in Israel and Israel opening one in Saudia Arabia (they can even be unofficial if need be). The Saudi’s can say there are other issues to be resolved until full normalization.

    Saudis do not need deal about Palestinians, that is Biden’s senile wet dream. Saudis want military help from USA and a defense pact. USA wants Saudi Arabia to cut ties with China. Why would the Saudis do this as the Chinese are a growing customer of theirs plus offer many goods to Saudi Arabia. The Saudis are hedged their bets and got closer to the Chinese because the US under Biden is totally unreliable and has treated the Saudi’s like a foe not friend.