Israel and the Arab World: Breaking the Glass Ceiling
Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu meets Sultan Qaboos in Oman October 2018

Eyal Zisser, “Israel and the Arab World: Breaking the Glass Ceiling,” July 3, 2020, with permission of INSS

Six weeks before the UAE and Israel announced their mutual recognition in August 2020, Tel Aviv University Professor Eyal Zisser published a comprehensive perspective defining the compatible national interests for Arab state and Israeli mutual cooperation. Then resolving the Palestinian issue was still considered the key blockage to entrenching those ties publically.  That obstacle was removed with the signing of the September 15, 2020,  Bahrain-Israel-UAE Agreement.