The entrenchment of the Palestinian cause in Saudi identity continues to slow the Saudi-Israeli thawing process.
Aziz Alghashian is a fellow with the Sectarianism, Proxies and De-sectarianisation project. His research focuses on Saudi foreign policy toward Israel and Arab-Israeli relations. Alghashian obtained his PhD from the University of Essex where he also taught international relations and the international relations of the Middle East and North Africa. He has appeared on news outlets such as the BBC, France 24, Forces TV, ABC Australia, and TRT World.
Regardless of the temptations to simplify or exaggerate, the GCC states’ relations with Israel require a discourse that is befitting their complexities and nuances.