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Permanent regional forum announced after Israel-Arab summit

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Published: 1 April 2022

Last updated: 4 March 2024

Foreign ministers of Israel, US and Arab nations emphasised cooperation on Iran; forum reflects changing Middle East order but absence of Palestinians can’t be ignored

Israel's Negev summit was a good thing, but don't call it 'historic' (Haaretz)
ALON PINKAS: Any event that draws the foreign ministers of Egypt, Morocco, Bahrain and the UAE, plus the US secretary of state, to Israel is significant. But the absence of the Palestinians was just as important

What one meeting in Israel says about a changing world order (CNN)
There have been a lot of "firsts" and "unthinkable" moments since Israel signed the normalisation agreements with several Arab nations less than two years ago that were dubbed the "Abraham Accords". But few likely come to the level of four foreign ministers from Arab nations, along with the US Secretary of State, meeting together in Israel and posing for photos with their arms intertwined

Goals of Israeli-Arab summit go beyond Iran (Al-Monitor)
While the foreign ministers of Israel, the United States and four Arab Gulf nations emphasised cooperation on containing Iran, their meeting also seems aimed at boosting Israel's role in regional affairs

Jordan's King Abdullah meets Abbas in Ramallah after skirting Israel summit (Haaretz)
Abdullah says 'We and the Palestinians are on the same side' as Israel holds a summit for its Mideast allies

Announcing permanent regional forum, Israel, Arab states laud alliance, decry terror (Times of Israel)
At Negev Summit, Lapid says Iran and proxies ‘certainly have something to fear’; diplomats from US, Egypt, Morocco, Bahrain highlight necessity of advancing peace with Palestinians

Photo: The foreign ministers of Israel, Bahrain, Egypt, the US, Morocco and the UAE in the Israeli kibbutz of Sde Boker on Monday (Saeed Jumoh/AFP)

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