Are Saudi-Israel Boosting Relations to Counter Iran?

Israel Ready to Work With Saudis Against Iran

Last week, Hizbullah leader Hassan Nasrallah accused Saudi Arabia of having appealed to Israel to launch an attack against the group in Lebanon, offering the Jewish state "billions of dollars" to do so.

"There's an opportunity to form a new global coalition in the region with President Trump", Eisenkot added.

Remarking on the importance of maintaining close communication between the two countries' heads of state, Xi said China and Saudi Arabia are comprehensive strategic partners whose strategic mutual trust is deepening.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has boasted about growing cooperation between Israel and Arab nations it does not have diplomatic relations with, especially regarding Iran.

A senior Israeli official has said Tel Aviv has "partly covert" ties with "many Muslim and Arab countries", including Riyadh.

Asked whether Israel has shared "information" with the Saudis recently, Eisenkot responded, "We are prepared to share information if it is necessary". He described Sadat as "a courageous leader, who stood against the tide and paved the way for other Arab leaders to recognize the importance of strategic ties with Israel".

Both Saudi Arabia and Israel view Iran as a main threat to the Middle East and increased tension between Tehran and Riyadh has fuelled speculation that shared interests may push Saudi Arabia and Israel to work together.

According to Israel's Army, it was the first interview of its kind since 2005.

"We have always said that if the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is resolved on the basis of the Arab peace initiative that Israel would have enjoyed normal relations, economic, political, diplomatic relations with all of the Arab countries, and so until that happens, we don't have relations with Israel", he said.

Liberman's statement comes just days after the IDF's Chief of Staff Gadi Eizenkot told the Saudi Elaph news site that Israel is willing to share intelligence with Saudi Arabia, a country that shares Israel's concerns about Iran.

"In this matter there is complete agreement between us and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, which has never been our enemy".

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