Tuesday, August 25, 2020

  • Tuesday, August 25, 2020
  • Elder of Ziyon

From Israel Hayom:

The United States is working to convene a Middle East peace summit in the next few weeks, a senior Emirati diplomat told Israel Hayom Monday.

The Emirati official said that US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's five-day visit to the Middle East and Africa, which began in Jerusalem, is part of Washington's effort to lay the groundwork for the peace summit.

Sources familiar with the issue said that the summit is to take place in one of the Persian Gulf sheikdoms, adding that the US is trying to secure the participation of Bahrain, Oman, Morocco, Sudan, and Chad, alongside Israel and the UAE.

Other states, including Saudi Arabia, Egypt, and Jordan – the latter two already having peace treaties with Israel – have yet to confirm their participation in the summit.

[Hebrew edition:  “According to the senior Emirate diplomat, lSaudi Arabia, Egypt and Jordan have not yet responded if they will send delegations to the regional summit, if it does take place in light of the Palestinian refusal." However, the senior Arab diplomat noted that there was tacit agreement between Egypt, Saudi Arabia and Jordan to hold the conference and that they would be content to send representatives at the bureaucratic level and not representatives at senior ministerial levels. “]

The diplomat added that prior to and during Pompeo's visit to Israel, Palestinian officials were invited to the summit. The message was also conveyed to the PA that Pompeo is willing to visit PA President Mahmoud Abbas in Ramallah to personally invite him to the summit.

Abbas and other PA officials dismissed the offer, snubbing the top American diplomat "and even sent the message that Pompeo is not wanted in Ramallah," the UAE official said.

"The Palestinian position is very saddening. They were given an opportunity to deescalate the situation with a respectful invitation to take part in a regional peace conference, and they rejected it out of hand with no reasonable explanation," he noted.

"The Palestinians have to come to grips with the fact that the wheels of peace have started to turn, and peace and normalization will come with or without the Palestinians even if they continue to be defiant."

Every time the Palestinians say no, they alienate themselves more from moderate Arab states – and they push themselves more into a de facto alliance with Iran, Syria, and Yemen, which makes them even more toxic to most Arab states.

As with everything else in the region, the Palestinian leaders are being driven more by “honor” than by what is best for their own people. This is a self-destructive mindset that the Gulf nations are slowly climbing out of, as they realize that oil reserves are not a long term solution to their survival and that they need to become part of the West and invest in the future if they want to thrive.

At this point one may wonder if the entire point of inviting the Palestinians to a peace summit is to embarrass them when they refuse and to accelerate the split between them and the rest of the Sunni Arab world. Pompeo knows very well that they will always refuse.

Meanwhile, the new Middle East continues to change at  dizzying pace:



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