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Re: Israel And The UAE Are Heading Towards Peace
« Reply #256 on: October 21, 2020, 07:17:40 PM »
Sudan has reportedly agreed to fully normalize relations with Israel, Israel Hayom reported late Wednesday night.

The report indicated that the formal and public announcement on normalization of relations between Israel and Sudan is expected to take place in the next few days, following an expected phone call between President Donald Trump and Chairman of the Sovereignty Council of Sudan, Abdel Fattah al-Burhan. 


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Re: Israel And The UAE Are Heading Towards Peace
« Reply #257 on: October 21, 2020, 08:16:54 PM »
Sudan has reportedly agreed to fully normalize relations with Israel, Israel Hayom reported late Wednesday night.

The report indicated that the formal and public announcement on normalization of relations between Israel and Sudan is expected to take place in the next few days, following an expected phone call between President Donald Trump and Chairman of the Sovereignty Council of Sudan, Abdel Fattah al-Burhan.

https://www.israelhayom.co.il/article/803737
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Re: Israel And The UAE Are Heading Towards Peace
« Reply #259 on: October 21, 2020, 11:20:20 PM »
The silence on this historic moment in the Middle East by the MSM is deafening.
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Re: Israel And The UAE Are Heading Towards Peace
« Reply #260 on: October 21, 2020, 11:27:21 PM »
Oman, Kuwait, KSA, Morocco, and possibly even Qatar amd Sudan.

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Re: Israel And The UAE Are Heading Towards Peace
« Reply #261 on: October 21, 2020, 11:37:28 PM »
Oman, Kuwait, KSA, Morocco, and possibly even Qatar amd Sudan.
Qatar is an interesting one. IIRC it is one of the first Arab states that didn't officially have relations with Israel to host an Israeli interests office of some kind, which was subsequently shut down.

It is an important US ally, hosting important US military bases, yet has a rather warm relationship with Iran.

They are somewhat of a rogue wealthy nation, supporting various Islamic groups around the Middle East and North Africa, and more recently seem to be quite closely aligned with the region's loose canon - Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. This led to the Saudi led embargo on Qatar to which the UAE and Egypt ascribe.

OTOH the Israelis seem to be cooperating and welcoming their financial safety net for Gaza, seemingly keeping some stability there.

I honestly don't see that one happening as long as Erdoğan and Iran are flexing their muscles over regional hegemony.
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Re: Israel And The UAE Are Heading Towards Peace
« Reply #262 on: October 21, 2020, 11:41:04 PM »
OTOH the Israelis seem to be cooperating and welcoming their financial safety net for Gaza, seemingly keeping some stability there.
The Israelis begged the Americans to keep financing Gaza but Trump's hard right circle stopped it and let Qatar step into the vacuum.
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Re: Israel And The UAE Are Heading Towards Peace
« Reply #263 on: October 21, 2020, 11:42:09 PM »
The Israelis begged the Americans to keep financing Gaza but Trump's hard right circle stopped it and let Qatar step into the vacuum.

IINM the Israelis were working with the Qataris on this prior to Trump assuming office.

What's your source for your allegations?
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Re: Israel And The UAE Are Heading Towards Peace
« Reply #264 on: October 21, 2020, 11:44:48 PM »
IINM the Israelis were working with the Qataris on this prior to Trump assuming office.

What's your source for your allegations?

It was widely reported at the time, here's one article a quick google search found.

https://www.brookings.edu/blog/order-from-chaos/2018/09/07/in-one-move-trump-eliminated-us-funding-for-unrwa-and-the-us-role-as-mideast-peacemaker/


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While some donors like Canada, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates are stepping in to offset part of what the United States is cutting, UNRWA will still likely have to reduce services.
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Re: Israel And The UAE Are Heading Towards Peace
« Reply #265 on: October 21, 2020, 11:52:37 PM »
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Several months ago, President Trump rejected a request by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to allow U.S. aid to be transferred to Palestinian security forces and told aides that Netanyahu should pay for it, U.S. officials told me.

https://www.axios.com/trump-israel-netanyahu-security-aid-palestine-4b22707f-636a-4568-bd80-94da0dcccc77.html
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Re: Israel And The UAE Are Heading Towards Peace
« Reply #266 on: October 21, 2020, 11:55:18 PM »
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Re: Israel And The UAE Are Heading Towards Peace
« Reply #267 on: October 22, 2020, 01:33:49 AM »
It was widely reported at the time, here's one article a quick google search found.

https://www.brookings.edu/blog/order-from-chaos/2018/09/07/in-one-move-trump-eliminated-us-funding-for-unrwa-and-the-us-role-as-mideast-peacemaker/

The title of this article is a great reminder of how utterly wrong the FP establishment consensus was on the Mid-East

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Re: Israel And The UAE Are Heading Towards Peace
« Reply #268 on: October 22, 2020, 12:24:48 PM »
WOW!!!!

https://en.globes.co.il/en/article-agreement-signed-to-operate-israel-uae-oil-pipeline-1001346340

There's an interesting twist to this story, which I don't see addressed. IIRC Iran has joint ownership with Israel of the Eilat-Ashkelon pipeline.

ETA: It seems like there might have been some change, with another corporation set up (eapc.co.il) that manages the assets of the original corporation. It's very complex, and I don't have the time now to research it.

https://www.davar1.co.il/125818/
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Re: Israel And The UAE Are Heading Towards Peace
« Reply #269 on: October 22, 2020, 12:35:28 PM »
WOW!!!!

https://en.globes.co.il/en/article-agreement-signed-to-operate-israel-uae-oil-pipeline-1001346340

There's an interesting twist to this story, which I don't see addressed. IIRC Iran has joint ownership with Israel of the Eilat-Ashkelon pipeline.

ETA: It seems like there might have been some change, with another corporation set up (eapc.co.il) that manages the assets of the original corporation. It's very complex, and I don't have the time now to research it.

https://www.davar1.co.il/125818/
There was a big article written in one of the Israeli financial newspapers a month or two ago that I enjoyed reading. It was an in depth analysis about a possible oil pipeline that would release the gulf states from the threat of Iranian attacks against oil tankers in the Hurmuz strait. Such a pipeline from the Gulf to Europe with Israel as the focal point of transfer would arguably be safer and cheaper and would benefit both countries greatly.