Good Relations Increasing Between Arab States and Israel
Israel and the Arab world are increasing ties with each other without a peace deal. On 21 May 2020 Saudi writer Khalid Turki Aal Turki wrote "Israel is a peace-loving country. From the day of its establishment until today, we have never heard, read or seen Israel working to spread any ideology or belief in other countries or to support terrorist groups, as Iran and Turkey are doing. Israel dispatches doctors to treat the sick in impoverished African countries and elsewhere without recompense. It also treats many Palestinians, even some who tried to commit terror attacks to murder innocent Israelis! I believe that, by any logic and in view of reality, the interest of the Arab homeland lies with Israel."
Contrary to warnings from diplomats, analysts, and peaceniks who predicted Israel would become a pariah if it didn't settle up with the Palestinians, Israel seems to be making more progress toward normalization with Arab regimes without a credible peace process. Trade between Israel and the Gulf states is now estimated at $1 billion a year. Much more on the intelligence and security side is reportedly happening behind closed doors. The rise of Iran and Sunni Islamists spewing terror across the region has created a narrow but important coincidence of interests between Israel and the Arab world. Increasing exhaustion and frustration with the never-ending Palestinian cause has opened up more space for Arab states to follow their own interests with Israel. (VFI News)
Pray for increasing co-operation between Israel and the Gulf States. It will be a blessing to those nations who for years have been enemies of the Jewish State. “I will bless those who bless you, and I will curse him who curses you.” Gen 12:3