Israel, the United States, Saudi Arabia and the Fahd Plan of 1981: an historic missed opportunity
Israel's 2020 peace agreement with UAE and Bahrain show that progress in the Arab-Israel conflict is feasible.
Current Israeli and Saudi Arabia balancing efforts vis-à-vis Iran also support this idea. However, several decades ago Israel was very hostile to the Saudis and refused to accept the 1981 Peace Plan, resulting in a serious blow to Israel-US relations.
What are the reasons behind the missed opportunity to sign peace accords? Why did the Israeli-US crises remain unnoticed in the literature? Azriel Bermant tackles these questions in his new article.