Is Rapprochement with Israel in Saudi Arabia’s Interest?

Recently, many pieces have been published about the Gulf Arab countries and Israel arguing that: there is a great deal of convergence in the perceptions of both regarding the Iranian threat; there is growing covert security coordination between them against Iran; and the countries have taken modest moves toward the normalization of relations.

Is Rapprochement with Israel in Saudi Arabia’s Interest?
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks during a ceremony marking the 50th anniversary of the 1967 war in front of the walls of the Old City of Jerusalem on May 21. (Abir Sultan via AP)

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