Search: Yoram Ettinger

Arab-Interest-Based Peace with Israel

The Saudi position A brief expose’ of the Saudi position on the Israel-UAE and Israel-Bahrain peace treaties is provided by Salman Al-Dossary, the former editor-in-chief of the influential Saudi daily, Asharq al-Awsat, which reflects the worldview of the Saudi royal family: “The angry [Palestinian] reaction has confirmed that the United…

The UAE-Israel Peace Accord: Walk over Talk

Israel’s regional posture of deterrence and global high tech prominence have motivated the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to conclude the August 13, 2020 peace accord with Israel. The same Israeli features have prompted the pro-US Saudi Arabia, Oman, Bahrain and Kuwait, as well as Jordan and Egypt, to dramatically expand…

The Libya Chaos: A Middle East Wake-Up Call

Western misreading yields devastating consequences The Libyan turmoil is, mostly, the outcome of the 2011 reckless toppling of the Qaddafi regime by a US-led NATO offensive. The offensive was launched despite the fact that the ruthless Qaddafi had become a fervent warrior against Islamic terrorism in Libya, North and Central…

US-Israel Milestones (from liability to unique asset)

On March 28-30, 2020, the US-Israel Air Forces conducted a joint F-35 jet training exercise over southern Israel. It took place while most US joint military maneuvers with allied forces were suspended due to the Covid19 pandemic. The exercise highlighted the blossoming, mutually-beneficial US-Israel strategic cooperation, which is driven by…

Palestinian State and Track Record: Impact on US Interests

The centrality of Track record Western foreign policy and national security establishments – government, media and academia – have been overwhelmingly preoccupied with assessments of future track record of the proposed Palestinian state. They have sidestepped the Palestinian past track record. While a future track record is subjective, intangible, precarious and speculative, a past…

Saudi Opposition to a Palestinian State

*Notwithstanding Saudi philo-Palestinian talk, Riyadh considers the Palestinian issue a low priority. It ranks significantly lower than the clear and present lethal threat posed by Iran’s Ayatollahs; the potential tectonic eruption in Iraq; the lethal threat from volcanic Yemen; and the domestic powder keg in the oil-rich and Shia-dominated Qatif…

 Roots of anti-US Islamic terrorism 

The roots of the December 6, 2019 murder of three US soldiers at the Pensacola Naval Air Station, by an Islamic Saudi terrorist, are independent of US policy in the Middle East and beyond, as are all previous cases of anti-US and anti-Western Islamic terrorism. For instance, the launching of…

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