Israel and Saudi Arabia are “close” to a “historic” peace, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu welcomed Friday at the UN, judging that the Palestinians did not have a right of “veto » on Israeli-Arab relations.
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Recalling the normalization in 2020 of relations with three Arab countries which he described as “the dawn of a new era”, he estimated that “we are close to an even more spectacular breakthrough, a historic peace between Israel and the ‘Saudi Arabia”.
The Saudi Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia Mohammed bin Salman, nicknamed MBS, also recently assured, in an interview with American television Fow News, that the Sunni monarchy and the Hebrew state were “getting closer every day” to a normalization of their relations.
“Such a peace would go a long way to putting an end to the Arab-Israeli conflict, it would encourage other Arab countries to normalize their relations with Israel, it would increase the possibilities of peace with the Palestinians,” Benjamin Netanyahu said on Friday.
But “I believe we should not give the Palestinians a veto over new peace treaties with Arab states,” he insisted. “The Palestinians could greatly benefit from a broader peace. They must participate in this process.
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas warned Thursday at the same platform that there would be no peace in the Near and Middle East without taking into account the “legitimate rights” of his people, that is to say the implementation of a two-state solution.
The Israeli Prime Minister also attacked his pet peeve, the Iranian regime.
“Above all, Iran must face a nuclear threat. As long as I am Prime Minister of Israel, I will do everything in my power to prevent Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons,” he said.