Israel, Palestine and the Gulf

The signing of ‘Abraham Accords’ by Bahrain and the UAE, and growing speculation that even Saudi Arabia would also normalise relations with Israel, seemed to fit in with the emergence of a new Gulf economy that would leave behind the Middle East region’s traumatic history of conflict.

But a new war in Gaza has energised a somnolent ‘Arab street’, as populations in many countries react to Israel’s response to Hamas’ 7 October attacks on peaceful communities. There is terrifying potential that a wider conflict could engulf the region.

For the best part of five decades, GSN has tracked the Israel-Palestine conflict and its impact on the Gulf states.


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