It’s very easy to denigrate Israel’s recent agreements with four Arab states, and even easier to discern their immorality. Israel has never been at war with these countries. The agreements are intended chiefly to help these states realize their interests vis-a-vis the United States – especially arms deals with it – and also have to do with the fact that Israel, their new friend, is the enemy of their enemy, Iran. It’s painful and infuriating how the Palestinians were abandoned to their fate by their Arab brethren; Israel’s evading a solution to their problem, which is also Israel’s major, image-defining problem, is even more infuriating. These are neither peace agreements, nor are they normalization agreements: There’s nothing normal about ties between dictatorships and an apartheid state.
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