Netanyahu claims Israel’s cooperation with Arab countries is “unprecedented”

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu boasted Tuesday that Israel’s cooperation with Arab countries has reached an unprecedented level and is stronger than ever.

“Things that are happening today between Israel and the Arab world are unprecedented. Cooperation on a wide range of issues are occurring behind the scenes, more than at any time in Israel’s history,” reported the Jerusalem Post.

The Israeli Prime Minister who was addressing members of the foreign ministry said “cooperation between Israel and the Arab world is greater than it was when Tel Aviv signed peace treaties with Egypt and Jordan,” the Post reported, adding that Netanyahu revealed that this cooperation exists in “different ways” and “different levels” even though it was not public.

According to the Middle East Monitor, which also reported the statement, the Israeli Premier has repeatedly stressed the need for Arab countries to publicize their relations with Tel Aviv.

Last year he told a conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations that major Arab countries are changing their view of Israel and they do not see it anymore as their enemy, but as their ally, the Middle East Monitor recalled.

The Monitor deemed that “despite conditioning normalization with Israel’s commitment to uphold the principals enshrined in a two-state solution, Netanyahu seems to have lowered Arab demands significantly without having to concede anything”.


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