Ten Tips for Israel when Negotiating with Saudi Arabia and the Arab World


When negotiating with the Saudis and their friends, Israel’s number one rule should be to make clear that it will not pay anything for peace.

If the Saudis want to live in peace with Israel, it will extend its hand to offer them peace in return. But that is all they will get.

There is no other kind of peace agreement.

Dove of peace image 1a by VimeoIf they do not want peace on those terms, then there is nothing to discuss.

When Israel negotiated its accords with Egypt and Jordan, its own ignorance of the Middle Eastern culture of negotiation led it to make egregious errors.

The following are ten essential pointers to help Israel negotiate with the…

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