Netanyahu reveals ‘new Middle East’ amid Israel-Saudi talk at UNGA

Israeli prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu. (Photo: Twitter/X)
NEW YORK — "We are on the cusp of an even more dramatic and historic peace between Israel and Saudi Arabia," Netanyahu proclaimed, addressing a mostly empty plenum during the high-level session marking the opening of the 78th United Nations General Assembly.اضافة اعلان

"Such peace will significantly contribute to ending the Arab Israeli conflict. It will serve as an encouragement for other Arab states to normalize their relations with Israel and enhance the prospects for peace with the Palestinians," Netanyahu added, media sources reported.

Netanyahu believes that a potential peace agreement with Saudi Arabia could have far-reaching positive effects. It could help resolve the Arab Israeli conflict, encourage other Arab nations to normalize relations with Israel, and improve the prospects for peace with the Palestinians. On a global scale, it may also promote reconciliation between Judaism and Islam, bridging gaps between Jerusalem and Mecca, and between the descendants of Isaac and Ishmael.

During his UN speech, Netanyahu used maps to illustrate the transformation. He compared Israel in 1948, a small country surrounded by hostile Arab neighbors, to the modern map showing Israel's normalization with several Arab nations in 2020, highlighting the potential impact of Saudi Arabia joining this circle. This transformation, he argued, would bring prosperity and peace to the entire Middle East by breaking down walls of enmity.

Netanyahu's visit to the United States coincided with US efforts to broker a deal involving Washington and Riyadh, which could lead to Saudi Arabia normalizing relations with Israel. In return, Israel would be expected to make concessions to the Palestinians. The possibility of a security pact between the US and Israel was also reported as part of this potential agreement. Netanyahu's focus during his trip was primarily on advancing this Saudi Israeli deal, including discussions with US President Joe Biden.

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