Perhaps the sole silver lining of the otherwise-harrowing capitulation to fundamentalist jihadist evil that was President Barack Obama’s Iran nuclear deal was the fact that the leading Sunni Arab states — Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), and Egypt chief among them — began to warm up to the Jewish state of Israel. The enemy of my enemy, as the venerable maxim goes, is indeed my friend. And these Sunni stalwarts have found common cause with Israel in opposing the Islamic Republic of Iran’s decades-long hegemonic ambitions, which were only augmented by the capitulatory cash influxes provided by the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action.
To date, however, the thawing of relations has generally taken a clandestine form — mostly on the intelligence and counterintelligence level. But the unveiling yesterday of President Donald Trump’s “Deal of the Century” peace proposal for Israel and the Palestinian-Arabs represents the clearest public sign yet of just how far this thawing has progressed.
It is nothing short of remarkable just how far we have come, when considering the “Three No’s” of the infamous 1967 Khartoum Resolution, decreed in the aftermath of Israel’s miraculous Six-Day War victory: “No peace [with Israel],” “no recognition [of Israel],” and “no negotiations [with Israel].”
For starters, as The Daily Wire’s Hank Berrien reported yesterday, “Ambassador Yousef Al Otaiba of the UAE, Ambassador Abdullah bin Rashid Al Khalifa of Bahrain, and the Ambassador Hunaina al-Mughairy of Oman were in the East Room of the White House on Tuesday as Trump announced his plan.”
It is also noted that the open praise from Arab governments of the plans shows that the plan could have a promising future.
Three great friends of peace - you, your countries & your leaders are courageous. From the bottom of my heart, thank you for being at the event at the @WhiteHouse today & thank you for your encouragement & support! #UAE, #Bahrain #Oman pic.twitter.com/N3LvtQufvz— Jason D. Greenblatt (@GreenblattJD) January 28, 2020