Dore Gold

Arab countries have long had covert relations with Israel and these relationships are now coming to light as shared concerns over Iran take precedence over real and perceived grievances.

Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs Director General Dr. Dore Gold (R), Acting National Security Advisor Jacob Nagel and US Deputy Secretary of State Antony Blinken

Israeli and US delegations met in Jerusalem on Thursday to discuss a full range of security matters, including shared threats, terror organizations destabilizing the Middle East, opportunities for regional cooperation and other important issues, including Iran.

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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.