In the wake of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s positive response to Egyptian President Abdel Fatah el-Sisi’s call for peace talks, moderate Arab states have been reaching out diplomatically to Israel and showing some flexibility regarding the Arab Peace Initiative.

A poll conducted among Saudi citizens by the Interdisciplinary Center in Herzliya, an Israeli college, reveals that the Saudi public is far more concerned about the real threats of Iran and the Islamic State group than the perceived Israeli threat.