Dealing with Israel against Iran is easiest for Saudi Arabia than caring for the Palestinians, says former Netanyahu advisor
Saudi Arabia is so ready to tie diplomatic relations with Israel that it is prepared to sign off on almost any type of Israeli-Palestinian peace deal no matter how unfavorable to the Palestinians, according to Benjamin Netanyahu’s former security advisor.
Yaacov Nagel, who stepped down as the Israeli prime minister’s national security advisor earlier this year, said Riyadh was so keen to begin open cooperation with Israel against Iran that it “doesn’t care” what kind of deal is reached with the Palestinians.
“They just have to say there is an agreement between Israel and the Palestinians, they don’t care, they don’t give a damn about what will be in the agreement,” Mr Nagel said. “They need to say there is an agreement in order to go for next steps.”
Les commentaires de M. Nagel viennent au milieu de semaines des signes de plus en plus publics qu’Israël et les relations de l’Arabie saoudite se réchauffe alors que les tensions augmentent entre Riyad et Téhéran.