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Israel and the Gulf States—the Nature of Secret Cooperation
Israel and the Gulf States—the Nature of Secret Cooperation

Author(s): Michał Wojnarowicz
Subject(s): Security and defense, Military policy, Peace and Conflict Studies
Published by: Polski Instytut Spraw Międzynarodowych
Keywords: Israel; Saudi Arabia; Middle East; Palestinian-Israeli conflict; Persian Gulf
Summary/Abstract: Israel has for many years maintained undisclosed contacts with the Sunni monarchies of the Persian Gulf, despite the lack of official diplomatic relations. The foundation of the cooperation, especially with Saudi Arabia, is the fear of Iran’s growing dominance in the Middle East. Despite the convergence of interests, normalisation of relations remains unlikely and is highly dependent on the resolution of the Palestinian question.

  • Page Count: 2
  • Publication Year: 2017
  • Language: English