Israel, the United States, Saudi Arabia and the Fahd Plan of 1981: an historic missed opportunity

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Israel's 2020 peace agreement with UAE and Bahrain shows 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.