According to a report over the weekend, Benjamin Netanyahu will postpone plans to annex portions of Judea and Samaria, also known as the West Bank, in return for improved ties with Saudi Arabia.
According to Yediot Aharonot, negotiations are currently occurring between Saudi Arabia, the United States, and Israel.
Netanyahu expressed his desire to include Saudi Arabia among the nations that have ratified the Abraham Accords.
In an interview with Jewish Insider on December 23, he stated, “I hope to bring about a full, formal peace as we’ve done with the other Gulf governments like Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates.”
This is a very important objective, he continued, since it will put an end to the Arab-Israeli issue if we can reach peace with Saudi Arabia.
Netanyahu emphasized that the Saudis have already shown that they are open to complete normalization through their actions.
“The fact that the Saudi government decided to grant Israel access to Saudi airspace before the Abraham Accords indicates that they didn’t view the Abraham Accords with suspicion. He claimed that this was accomplished in 2018 and the Abraham Accords in 2020.
The premise that a more comprehensive regional peace with Arab governments must first be achieved with the Palestinians has been disproved by the Accords, according to Netanyahu.
To escape the “Palestinian straitjacket,” Israel had to increase its “economic, technological, military, and diplomatic power,” according to him.
As a result, Arab nations began to see Israel as a potential ally and partner rather than an adversary.