Israel and the Abraham Accords: A Failed Expansion

Policy brief

Jensehaugen, Jørgen (2023) Israel and the Abraham Accords: A Failed Expansion, MidEast Policy Brief, 2. Oslo: PRIO.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s foreign policy has been oriented towards undermining Iran, expanding the Abraham Accords, and sidestepping the Palestine issue. Despite troubles faced at home over the reforms set to undermine the independence of the Israeli judiciary, there were indications that this foreign policy priority list was progressing. Iran was under heavy pressure and was isolated, while reports told of Saudi–Israeli discussions about closer security cooperation. The Saudi–Iran normalization agreement signed on 10 March 2023 shifted the landscape entirely.

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